|In one of her many news media appearances, Chelsea Gheesling poses with radio host Al Kresta from Ave Maria Radio|
Chelsea Gheesling and her organization Good Girl Comeback are
in the news again! We have featured Chelsea and
GGCB on this website several times, and she has been
getting some additional news coverage, including a recent article in Westend monthly magazine, reprinted below with permission.
Keep an eye out for an update here on the
group’s recent missionary trip to Haiti.
By Katey Meisner
a time when peer pressure can determine the actions of
impressionable teenagers, Chelsea Gheesling created Good Girl Come Back (GGCB)
to ignite integrity and confidence in young women.
"The more I
saw the heartbreak (girls) would go through and the fleeting
attention dressing immodestly will get you, the more I realized
I was avoiding a lot of that drama and heartbreak,"
Gheesling began speaking to groups of young women about
self-respect, modesty, dating, purity and friendships.
"I traveled around and a
lot of organizations asked me to come to their youth
groups and Girl Scout meetings to speak. After doing that
for a year, I decided to build an organization around
it." In 2011, Gheesling founded GGCB.
"What I was seeing was
girls not knowing this way of living as an option.
They aren´t going to turn on the TV and figure
out how to respect themselves. It´s not encouraged by the
Gheesling holds all-day conferences at Our Lady of Refuge
Catholic Church in Orchard Lake once a month and travels
to high schools and middle schools throughout Michigan, sharing her
message with teenage girls.
|Photo of Chelsea by Laura Tennent in Westend magazine|
"I was lucky enough to attend a
conference when I was 13 that prevented me from going
down a path that a lot of kids go down."
is honest about informing her audiences that staying on a
pure path as a teenager is not the easy route,
but it is a road that can lead to self-fulfillment.
difficult," she said. "I´m very clear in telling them that.
I tell them that they are going to be in
the minority in making these good decisions."
Gheesling, a Walled Lake
Central High School graduate, is a Madonna University alumnus who
double majored in marketing and journalism. She worked as a
marketing director, but is now able to concentrate entirely on
"The GGCB was growing quickly, so I am able
to focus on it full-time now."
Gheesling also encourages young women
to give back to others. She will be traveling to
Haiti this month with 18 girls and their mothers whom
she met through GGCB.
"We are volunteering at an orphanage," she
Additionally, Gheesling offers volunteer opportunities to girls who are unable
to go to Haiti, but may be interested in helping
The West Bloomfield resident and her husband, Dan, live
on Union Lake. She spends a lot of quality time
with her large, tight-knit family and points to her elder
female relatives for keeping her strong throughout her adolescent years.
Monday I go to our family girls´ night," she said.
"I love it for many reasons but specifically because I
get to spend time with the women I call my
The popularity of GGCB is spreading quickly and Gheesling
is looking forward to a busy year ahead.
"In the upcoming
year, I have places being booked all over the US.
It is expanding and growing and I´m so excited about