“Only the Black Woman can say ‘when and where I enter in the quiet undisputed dignity of my womanhood without violence and without suing or special patronage then and there the whole Negro race enters with me.’”
-Anna Julia Cooper
First, I want to thank every Black woman on this campus. We lead, we create spaces, we become. I would quite literally not be here, taking up space in the ways that I have been able to, without the friends, faculty, and staff who look at me as a reflection of themselves. We carry multitudes. When I see a Black woman on campus, crafting storms and conquering -- I see an extension of myself. This is what I wish we can foster and invest in. A community that thrives off of collective wins, and grows continually. We all have so much to give, that sometimes we don’t know where to start. This issue came from nothing. We were all spent. But Black women showed up, popped out, and we made this for you.
—Christell Victoria Roach, Editor-in-ChiefRead More