Making a Difference
After her expedition, Bailey began competing in provincial beauty pageants, and even made it to a national pageant in the summer of 2015. She says she was drawn to pageants because she appreciated the way a title holder was chosen, “they wanted a girl who was interested in volunteering, valued her academics, possessed communication skills and lead a balanced lifestyle,” she says. It inspired her to strive to be that kind of person. But it wasn’t enough for Bailey just to be that person, so she started a program to empower other young women and girls to think big and achieve their dreams.
“I could stand by no longer and watch young girls, full of potential, become casualties of their own self-worth. I began a program that gave girls a safe environment to learn about confidence, empowerment and success! I’ve christened this program ‘Pretty Powerful’ to symbolize that women are much more than pretty faces, we can break that stigma and emerge as powerful figures!”