Posted March 3, 2017 by
Tags: Spiritual Life Student Activities My Wheaton
Embracing Sisterhood in Willie-O
My experience through Sisterhood is something that is hard to sum up in just a few paragraphs. I truly enjoy every bit of it. If it wasn’t for these women I don’t know if I would still be at Wheaton. This is my second year serving as Sisterhood Coordinator through the William Osborne Society. This position has pushed me outside my boundaries and has made me a better person.
One of the things (that may be a shocker to most) is that I don’t like being up in front of crowds, AT ALL. Sisterhood has given me the confidence to speak up, embrace who I am and accept that I am not perfect. These beautiful black women are the best part of my day and I couldn’t—I wouldn’t—want to imagine my days here at Wheaton without them.
The highlight of this year? I can’t even to begin to tell you. So many wonderful things have happened that saying one is the highlight is just not possible. However, this semester, Sisterhood threw a baby shower for the amazing Emma Schuchardt, president of Willie-O. I guess this one takes the cake for this semester. Though honestly, anytime we get together is one to be treasured. These women are truly Queens in my eyes.
Danae Brooks ’18 is an Applied Health Science and Spanish double major. She is also captain of the cheerleading squad at Wheaton and Sisterhood Coordinator for Willie-O through the Office of Multicultural Development.