On Friday January 15th, 2016 I had the privilege of celebrating the 108th Founders’ day of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. I use the word privilege because it is indeed a privilege to be a member of the FIRST black Greek letter sorority. The day I became a member of AKA will always be one of the best days of my life.
2016 was one of the best founders day ever for me.
I started the celebration by wearing pink and green and pearls all week. On Friday a coworker asked how much pink & green did I own? It was so funny because I’m sure that the question has been asked of every AKA at some point. My response was…when you see pink & green that you like & it works for you…..you buy it because you will always need it.
On Friday I shared afternoon tea at the historic Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis with a diverse group of sorority sisters (Sorors). There were “seasoned” Sorors, Sorors celebrating their first founders day, Sorors that were new to Memphis, Sorors that were returning to Memphis. Sorors that were initiated undergrad and Soros that were initiated in grad. Some of us were renewing friendships and some of us were meeting for the first time. The beauty of it all was we each got to share WHY we became Alpha Kappa Alpha women. The sharing brought tears and laughter.
For some it started in elementary school with a teacher, for some it was their mothers legacy, others is was just a deep, deep feeling in their heart. The one theme that was true for everyone was SISTERHOOD. You could feel the strength of our bond in the room. I will never forget that feeling.
Friday night I attended a Mix & Mingle. A room full of beautiful women enjoying our great sisterhood.
Sororities are not for everyone and everyone should not be in a sorority. I compare sororities to families. No family is perfect. Not all family members are perfect. Think about your last family reunion. There are family members that you don’t get along with BUT if someone attacks your family you put all that aside and fight together. As a family!!!
That’s how I feel about my sorority sisters…… We help each other for we know there’s no other like our sisterhood. As an only child I must say that having over 280,000 sisters is pretty awesome.
Are you in a Sorority? If so let me know which one.
Beewisdom- “From the outside looking in, you can never understand it. From the inside looking out you can never explain it.” ~ Unknown