I Am Beautiful? The TRU College Life / Julia Garcia
Growing up, author Julia Garcia used to cringe at the sound of the word beautiful. Like many people, she felt unworthy of real love or affection. Eventually her low self-esteem turned into a dangerous cycle of self-destruction that left her fighting for her life in rehab, at only 20 years old.
Through Julia’s powerful program, I Am Beautiful?, individuals of all shapes and sizes will uncover the TRU beauty beyond all of their so-called flaws and imperfections. From Julia’s intimate slam poetry, to her empowering activities, she is able to connect with audiences in a way that makes you feel like you are not alone.
If you’ve ever questioned who you are, what you’re worth, or which direction you are going in your life, then this program was made for you! Most importantly, it will empower students to start building the courage to unleash into the world the beautiful person that they already are!
Julia Garcia received her Master’s degree in Human Science with a concentration in social transformation from Saybrook University. She recieved her Bachelor of Communication Arts from New York Institute of Technology and she is currently working towards her PHD in Human Science at Saybrook University.
At 24 years old, Julia Garcia published her first book, Somewhere In Between.
Julia Garcia has been on the lecture circuit since 2009, when she became the creator and founder of Truality.org; a TRU Movement that combines motivational speaking with the creative arts, such as theatre and spoken word poetry. Through Truality, Julia has inspired thousands of students across the country to be TRU…The Real U.
The program was totally interactive and had everyone so involved. In a matter of an hour the group felt like they had known each other for a long time and we realized that we all go through things similar to each other and feel insecure about ourselves. Everyone wishes they were smarter, prettier, more athletic, popular, etc., but we all our beautiful in our own way. We just have to believe it. The group went away feeling that they could accomplish anything that they wanted to and they believe that any thing is possible not impossible. It was great for both men and women.
I would recommend it for anyone wanting students to have good self concept about themselves. I loved it!
Student Activities Director
Middlesex County College
I just wanted to thank you for your help in bringing Julia Garcia to our campus. She had a great message and an interactive presentation that kept our students engaged and really opened their eyes. We have had only positive comments! It was also a pleasure working with you, Jayne, in getting everything in order for our program. Thanks to you both!
West Texas A & M University
Assistant Director of Student Activities
Peer Education Advisor
It went so well! Julia is amazing and everyone loved her talk. It was so cool being able to see her again with new material. It is truly inspiring the way she is able to connect with an audience. We sold a bunch of books and she stayed and talked to students, the night was just perfect! We had about 150 female athletes in attendance, they all had nothing but good things to say after. She is so great to work with, as is everyone with CIA.
Thank you so much for helping us bring amazing lectures to campus!!
Abbey, Lecture Chair
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Julia was absolutely wonderful. Every student that attended had only wonderful things to say. One student told me that it was the greatest of the lecture series that we’ve ever done, and everything that Julia had to say had a tremendous impact on her. It was a pleasure to have Julia with us!
Coordinator of Student Activities
Tennessee Wesleyan College