International Day of The Girl

When I think of today, International Day of the Girl, I think of all the fierce girls who live around the world. I think of the girls who have to fight for their voices to be heard. Girls who have to overcome barriers to receive their basic human rights. Girls who fight for freedom, fight... Continue Reading →

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What’s Going To Be Your Legacy?

Oprah Winfrey gave a speech at Agnes College 128th Commencement. She spoke about a conversation that she had with Maya Angelou about Oprah's school in Africa. She told Maya "that's going to be my greatest legacy." Maya replied "you have no idea what your legacy will be." Oprah was confused but insisted that this school... Continue Reading →

I Come As One…

"I come as one, but I stand for 10,000" - Maya Angelo This quote is from a poem called "Grandmother" written by Dr. Maya Angelo What does it mean? As an individual you are influenced by those who came before you. We are only one individual, but our encounters with people throughout our lifetime are what... Continue Reading →

I Run My World

" I don't have to prove anything to anyone, I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world. I run my world." - Beyonce If anyone knows anything about me, they know that I love Beyonce. I admire the platforms that she stands for. She promotes... Continue Reading →

Education is yours!

"No one can take your education from you." This was a line said by a women I met at my great aunt's 80th birthday party. She was congratulating my younger cousin on her graduation from high school when the wise words flowed from her mouth. The phrase really resonated with me. The next day I attended... Continue Reading →

Knowledge is Power

On Saturday I wrote one of my four final exams. At the end of the 20 page exam booklet was an open letter my professor wrote to all of his students. After spending 2 hours answering physiological based questions about the environment, I was ready to turn the booklet in and leave. At that point my... Continue Reading →

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