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Country Strong by Vashalice

01 Nov 2019 11:36 AM

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“You got to be country strong, from the root (pronounced rut) to the leaves,” my grandmother would always tell me in a boastful manner with pride marching through her words. My grandmother, who is my partial namesake and daily inspiration was all about being strong. You have to be strong in word, thought, and deed is you wanted to survive. In all my life of living, I never truly understood the meaning of being “country strong” until I moved to Ames, Iowa from my small rural town of Bealsville, FL, one of 3 historically Black towns in Florida.

In My Words     Black/African American, women, Grad School

Photo of Shirley Chishold (text) "You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining.  You make progress by implementing ideas." - Shirley Chisholm

Ready to Run? Women in Student Government Event by Joi

22 Jan 2018 8:30 AM

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When I originally made a post for the hype back in September, I mentioned that my goal for Student Government was “… in the near future, when a black female student walks into senate for the first time, she will be able to look around the room and feel represented.”

Leadership Callout     Student Government, women