April is a pretty awesome month!
I was born in it. (Yes… shameless plug)
Our dear alma mater Spelman College is celebrating 136 years of existence.
My sister and I both graduated from Spelman, and I feel confident in speaking for both of us when I say it was the BEST decision we ever made!
It’s the first place we experienced genuine sisterhood beyond our own relationship. We found some of our closest friends there – the ones who support us unconditionally and who believe in us when we don’t believe in ourselves!
Several years ago, Spelman adopted the tagline: “A Choice to Change the World”
It was derived from a song my Spelman sister Sarah Stephens (now Benibo) wrote for commencement in 2008.
The chorus reads:
It’s my choice and I choose to change the world
It’s my voice and I’ll speak with pride and courage!
I’ll be the change I want to see
I’ll scream out loud and say
It’s my choice and I choose to change the world!
Need I further explain??? The song speaks for itself.
You have a voice…. Use it.
See a void… fill it.
Tired of a problem… create the solution.
You can be the change you want to see in this often weary world. That’s the only way anything worth doing will get done!
Until next time,