Written by Sydney Johnson
Tuesday Rose Stephanie Thornton. Only a name as exceptional as that can be the one used to describe Barnabas Clothing Co.’s newest Life Worth Imitating! This young spitfire has ambitions, firm beliefs, and a sense of humor that sets her apart from most people her age, and while only eighteen, she already has her sights set on changing the world!
The years leading up to Tuesday’s high school graduation were full of adventure and self-discovery. Tuesday attributes much of who she is, an outspoken and passionate individual, to her two older brothers, James and Alexander. However, it is role models such as Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. that Tuesday really dedicates her drive for civil service to, “people who made it their mission in life to make the world a better place with peaceful action”, as she would describe them. Throughout high school, this determination to help others really began to define Tuesday. She became very involved with Invisible Children early on, through which she organized a benefit concert that brought together local bands, artists, activists, and Barnabas Clothing Co., all to help end Africa’s longest running war! Aside from her work with Invisible Children, Tuesday went on many trips with the Church of the Brethren to better the lives of strangers, promote peace, and ultimately find her calling in the area of law. Just ask any classmate of hers and you will be sure to hear that Tuesday was always engaged in class discussions, and never once held back from giving her most honest opinion, regardless of what others might think or have to say in response.
Today, Tuesday is a freshman at Humboldt State University where she is majoring in Political Science and Journalism, with a focus on law. She has goals of becoming a lawyer to make a difference in the world, whether it be bringing the infamous Joseph Kony to justice, or simply helping one person receive the equality she so strongly believes they deserve. She also hopes to someday become involved in the Church of the Brethren Volunteer Service, similar to the Peace Corps but run through the Church of the Brethren. Her fingers are crossed for this organization to send her to a French-speaking country in Africa, where she can be exposed to both service and a variety of cultures. However, she is prepared for the unexpectedness of life, and is excited to see just where her college and volunteer experience takes her. Tuesday is very open to her interests and career path changing, but helping others is something so natural to her, and will be a part of her life whether it is for compensation or not!
She puts others before herself, stands up for what she believes is right, and effortlessly makes those around her smile. With such a positive future lined up for her, and an incredibly humble and giving past, Tuesday Thornton embodies what it means to carry out A Life Worth Imitating.If you know someone who is living A LIFE WORTH IMITATING, tell us their story and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.