Baby Blue and White, Done Right

** This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links Everything we do has purpose and meaning, from the traditions within our processes to the letters on our chests. As members of culturally based organizations, we stress the importance of only putting our Greek letters on our organizational colors (and sometimes black). Such intentional planning differentiates us from our Panhellenic and Interfraternity counterparts. In these organizations, Greek letters can be placed on colors of varying shades and hues, whether or not they reflect the organization’s colors. This allows them… Read more »

Refuse to Give Up

Lead by example. Be a mentor. Educate yourself. These are all things we’ve been told time after time. Reach your hand out to help the next girl after you, and the next one after that. Bear with it so that your children and your children’s children will be better off. We are asked: What can we do as community members to fight social injustice? Listen authentically. Meet people where they are. Increase awareness. These are all things we’ve been doing time after time. Emailing people in positions of power such as professors, police chiefs, even bosses. We speak on why… Read more »

Coming to Terms with Privilege

Privilege is often a word that gets people on edge and pushes people to razor- sharp attention. When it is brought into the conversation, some people may feed into anger, while others step into a rock solid defense. But it doesn’t have to be this way. As a woman of color, I am aware of my position as a marginalized identity in the United States of America. However, with this comes much privilege. Just being a citizen of the United States alone offers me many advantages that others yearn after. In this article, I want to acknowledge the power of… Read more »

Fostering Creative Growth

** This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Creativity is the music that fills the silence of a dry morning. Artists use it as their livelihood, their lifeblood, their honor. Ingenuity is what moves the present into the future, and keeps our time from standing still. Without the imagination and resourcefulness of our leaders, where would humanity be today? Creativity is the innovation that feeds progress, responding to the curiosity of our minds with answers of our own design, made by our own hands. The taste buds… Read more »

Strong, Fierce, Independent: A Modern-Day Amazon Woman

A woman in all her glory, clothed in robes of confidence and grace. Strong, fierce, independent. The wind rushes through her hair, and she is a beautifully fearsome sight. Bow and arrow in hand, she looks him straight in the eyes as she fires the arrow into his chest. Perfectly aimed after years of training, the arrow hits its mark, but the woman is already gone like mist in a summer breeze. Riding her horse in search of her next target, the woman has no doubt in her abilities, and trusts the training she has received from her matriarchal community…. Read more »