I said it before, and I’ll say it again:
There is immense power when a group of women come together
to tackle what seems like an insurmountable challenge.
And the women of the Six Triple Eight are a shining example of this fact.
When I learned about their story, I knew I had to share them with you.
For me they epitomize the grit and grace African American women have exhibited throughout time. Steadfast, determined, proud, intelligent, generous, and undeterred by the sexist and racist ideologies of others who have no idea what we women are capable of.
Their example of teamwork and perseverance when faced with what must have felt like an impossible mission inspires me to harness the power of the Aquitaine Sisterhood and team up with women who share an affinity for creating a world in which all women realize the power and strength we have when we join together in a common cause.
The women of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion are the BrightLighters, the force multipliers, who show me there’s no mission we women can’t accomplish, task we can’t complete or challenge we can’t overcome when we join forces and work together as a Team.