I know we all wanted it for Viola. She brought to life this beautiful story about women and the incredible strength that we don't always know we have. She made us feel the tragedies they faced and take pride in the dignity and unimaginable strength with which they endured. We felt their triumph when they found their voice and stood up to adversity.
That just made my hair stand on end. It made me reflect on the power of our voice and the tradition of story telling, especially in a time when doing so could have devastating consequences. But story telling is our responsibility. I know that I must tell my story to the young women who see in me hope, and through me dare to dream. I owe to you the story of me and the ones that help me find my strength. How timely then, as we are transitioning from Black to Women's History Month, that I have the opportunity to share it with you.
I wonder if you can guess who I will talk about first?!