Why Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is More Than a #WomanCrushWednesday

Chimamanda-Ngozi-Adichie-640-x-403Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is more than just Wednesday’s woman crush. She’s a role model to all on any day of the week.

You’ve probably heard her name, or the sound of her voice in the feminist monologue in Beyoncé’s song “Flawless.” Besides the beautiful voice of Queen Bey’ herself, what really draws you in is the message behind Adichie’s speech.

The part of this speech was of a larger one called, “We Should all be Feminist,” a TED talk on how both men and women should not only know about equality but actually advocate it in order to produce change.

Junior women’s studies major Corrina Williams heard Adichie speak on Monday night at Schwab Auditorium.

“I thought it was absolutely inspirational to listen to her speak.” Williams says. “She speaks with such grace and confidence; it was honestly an honor to even be in her presence.”

Adichie’s confidence was prevalent as she spoke to college students on issues that matter to them. She encouraged the audience to take advantage of the variety of courses available in college and to try something interests your mind.

Get out and venture to see what works for you, she encouraged. The great thing about college is that you may think you have it all figured out, but four years later, your mindset will probably change. This is not a bad thing but a great thing in order for you to not only understand yourself but others as well.

Adichie is more than just a woman crush. She’s a prime example of a young woman who took advantage of opportunities that were given to her. Let her inspire you to try something new, you never know how the outcome turn out.

And who knows, maybe Beyoncé will feature you in her next song.

Photo source: thisisafrica.me

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