Miss East Texas' Teen 2023

by Kalyx Aikin

Supporting: 2023 Competition Magazine for Miss Texas Organization

I compete because I have a story that needs to be shared. I compete because I can make a difference.

My freshman year of high school, I admitted for the first time that I had been sexually abused from the young age of 7 until I was 11 years old.
For reference, that's a long time...

 WHAT IF no one had to lose 5 years of their childhood to sexual abuse? 

So, I began speaking out.

I created Stronger Than the Silence: Advocacy and Education for Sexual Assault Awareness to create change and work toward answering that question.  Now, I share The What If Project to encourage others to find what breaks their hearts and to do something about it, to use their pain for power - turn their trauma to testimony. 

As a titleholder, I've been blessed with a stage to share these messages on and an audience larger than I imagined. Here, I ask you to further support Miss East Texas' Teen 2023, a sexual assault survivor and advocate, Stronger Than the Silence, and The What If Project by placing your ad in the Miss Texas 2023 Competition Magazine. These ad pages will not only introduce your business and my initiatives to an audience that spans our great state of Texas but will reach people from many states all across our beautiful country. I've attached options and inclusions below.

But first...

WHAT IF every person who read this made a contribution to a) an ad page, b) Miss Texas related expenses along my journey(sponsorship), (c)Stronger Than the Silence, or (d) The What If Project?

What a difference we could make!

Thank you for supporting me and my journey. Together, WE ARE STRONGER THAN THE SILENCE!

Each year, the Miss Texas Organization is proud to present the Miss Texas Competition Magazine. This magazine is made available for advertisement by businesses, families and volunteers who want to promote their company, show support and wish their competing candidate Good Luck by purchasing a Magazine Showcase Page.

Our magazine is seen by tens of thousands across the nation, is sold all year long and is a popular coffee table accessory that may be viewed through out the year. Each candidate competing for the job of Miss Texas or Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen, sets a goal of how many magazine showcase pages she wants dedicated just to her. Thank you in advance for your support. 

We are grateful for your donation and support to Miss Texas Scholarship Organization.

Donations are nonrefundable and if you have made an error in making your donation please contact the Miss Texas office at 214-549-2003.