Internet-famous blogger and influencer, Jordan Lee Dooley will speak at Summit on Sunday.
Aside from being a social media influencer, Dooley travels across the country to speak to young women and girls while writing blogs and devotional journals.
Dooley said she started the blog, SoulScripts, in hopes of sharing her faith with anyone who may come across it. The SoulScripts audience has a following of over 215,000 while her Instagram following is over 213,000.
“She is such a motivating and authentic speaker and has been changing lives through her testimony on social media and speaking events,” said Sarah Ross, junior worship ministry major from Sugar Land and organizer of the event. “I am so excited for girls to take a study break and come out and feel loved on and inspired.”
Dooley’s movement, “Your Brokenness is Welcome Here” will be the focus of the event. Dooley said she will be speaking about giving yourself permission to pause and choose purpose over the pressure to prove yourself.
“I believe this is important because when we think we have to hold it all together to live up to some perceived expectation we believe is on us, we allow pressure to drive us,” said Dooley. “That’s when we miss out on the joy and freedom and wholeness of life right where we are. I think that’s a place many of us get stuck in.”
Mary-Claire Marcear, senior youth and family ministry major from Amarillo, will introduce Dooley at the event. Marcear said she feels inspired by the event because it calls women out of isolation and shame and into the church community.
“I hope that the women here at ACU hear life and truth spoken over them about their lives and who the Lord is,” said Marcear. “Jordan is a welcomer, which is something the Kingdom desperately needs.”
Dooley said the enthusiasm surrounding the event makes her excited to deliver what she hopes will be a strong, impactful message.
“I want to give students permission to pause, step back and identify areas where they may be being untrue themselves, distracted from their God-given destiny right where they are or even crumbling under the pressure to measure up to some perceived expectation,” said Dooley.
The event will take place Sunday at 8 p.m. in Cullen Auditorium.