International Women’s Day: I Come As One, But Stand for Ten Thousand

“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? I interpret the quote as: As an individual you are influenced by those who came generations before you, and that you embody more than just yourself when given the chance to inspire others. Our encounters with other people throughout … Continue reading International Women’s Day: I Come As One, But Stand for Ten Thousand

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 for education, and fight for each other. For decades women … Continue reading International Day of The Girl

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 was going to be her legacy. Maya replied with this: … Continue reading What’s Going To Be Your Legacy?

Love Yourself #3: Do What You Love

I am here to talk to you today about having fun! It seems pretty simple right? But as a graduate student I find that sometimes the concept of fun can be hidden by my every day tasks that need to get completed. Sometimes we can get too caught up in our busy schedules which leads us to often forget to participate in activities that we love. Does … Continue reading Love Yourself #3: Do What You Love