The First Greek Organization for Plus Size Women!
One thing social networking has taught me is that women especially plus size women are more powerful when we rally together. Organizations and clubs dedicated to women with curves have been popping up more than ever lately and with common themes of self acceptance and empowerment, their messages are not only needed but well appreciated. In the past many of the organizations took on Sorority characteristics (chapters in different areas) without the greek letters. There is now a new type of plus size organization on the rise.
I found out about Chi Zeta Theta Sorority while on twitter a few months ago and I was instantly impressed with their mission, website and structure of their organization. The fact that they were a plus size sorority was not only wonderful but spoke to me and so many other women on multiple levels.
Chi Zeta Theta Sorority, Inc. is a multi-cultural sisterhood with the purpose of uplifting, encouraging and empowering plus size women. Founded by Janelle Myers, they embrace all women regardless of shape or size and encourage them to not only be sisterly to one another, but to promote service in their communities as well. Chi Zeta Theta is the first Greek-Lettered organization to focus on issues affecting the woman of size while also focusing on issues that affect women as a whole.
Their vision is simple and stated on their website, “ As a sisterhood, we strive to strengthen grace and beauty within plus size women and promoting excellence within one another as well the plus size adolescents.”
With a motto of “Celebrating Within, Uplifting Throughout”, I wish them the best of luck and applaud what they’re doing.