Today we are featuring a wonderful AKA reunion. This Winthrop University Alum, took a sorority trip to Savannah & Tybee Island, GA to celebrate their 10 year anniversary. Read more from Ashley Nelson, Owner of A List Affairs about her 5 keys to Southern Sisterhood.
What I’ve learned about Southern Sisterhood as an AKA is living up to a higher standard. Surrounding myself with educated and professional women has taught me a lot about myself. I strive daily to uphold the morals that our sorority embodies.
I’ve learned that southern sisterhood is unlike any other. It’s the opportunity to build relationships, gain friends and to expand family. Southern Sisterhood allows women of different upbringing to unity and work towards a common goal…service to all mankind. Becoming a part of this sisterhood has been one of the most rewarding decisions that I’ve ever made.
Southern Sisterhood is support and loyalty! It’s knowing how to be genuine and practical at the same time, because only a sister can be truthful even when it hurts. Southern Sisterhood is real, it’s painful, it’s beautiful and can only be ordained by God. Southern Sisterhood is as close to lifetime commitment, outside of marriage, that you’re going to get. A choice I will remember even when my “locs are turning grey!”
Southern Sisterhood is genuine. We are sisters. When we need each other we come through without hesitation. Where she goes I will go. Never alone with my sisters of 29 Degrees of Astounding Sisterhood.
Southern Sisterhood is a bond, a network, a relationship that grows daily. It is an opportunity to grow and develop as an individual but to also grow as a unit. It goes beyond the letters that we wear, the service that we render, the fun that we share. It becomes a part of who we are as women. It is a joy to be a part of a sisterhood and know that I have made a lifelong connection with like-minded women. I value being an Alpha Kappa Alpha woman and embody sisterhood and service with a smile.4