“One thing is clear to me: We, as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves.”
We’ve been featuring UT-Austin 2015 graduate Valencia Campbell all weekend.
From a recent Facebook post Valencia wrote:
“When I came to college, I asked God for sisters. I’ve got two amazing big brothers, but no sisters. Because He’s that awesome, He gave me these @alli_stinnett & @blackswan______ . It’s so great to be connected to such amazing people who accept you for who you are and only make you better. I hope they’ve adjusted to me, because I love them too much to go anywhere! Lol”
With all the negative talk surrounding women – and Black women in particular – and our supposed inability to get along, we’re always grateful to see examples of “sisters from another mother” who defy the odds.
They love and appreciate each other. They’re not too proud to admit how much they need and rely on one another.
In essence, they tear down stereotypes, not each other!
These three young women met as freshmen at UT-Austin and became best friends. Each with their own individual stories, they accepted each others differences and leveraged what they had in common.
They saw one another through tough times, providing inspiration and encouragement whenever needed.
They gave each other tough love.
Through it all, they reached their goal. Yesterday, these young women graduated with Bachelor degrees.
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