Hi PDA students, faculty and administration. I just thought that I would remind you of the importance of celebrating Women's History during the month of March. Although I believe all strong and loving women should be celebrated, I am particularly interested in showcasing the contributions of African American women.
Last week I took the liberty to share with my cultural studies class of how my 97 year old grandmother helped to shape and mold me into the man I am today. Both my mother and grandmother are very strong black women who influenced me. Some men don't like to admit that women have assisted them to get where they are. I have no problem admitting it and still feel very comfortable with my masculinity.
My grandmother is of particular interests because she only had a 7th grade education; yet she inspired me to go on to get my education. You could say my grandmother and mom had a vision for me.
Finally, if you noticed I have spent all this time discussing my grandmother and mother without mentioning someone famous. This is precisely my point. We all have women in our families that we should celebrate not only during the month of March, but throughout the year. I encourage you to take some time out to tell and show the women in your life how much you appreciate them.