By: Karley Wajda
In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, The Preface spoke to Alpha Sigma Tau, IU South Bend’s only sorority. A few members of the group answered a few different questions on their ideas of being a woman, and what it means to them.
What does international women’s day mean to you?
Destiney Brown: “International Women’s Day to me, means celebrating the obstacles and challenges women have overcome for so long. It’s a time to celebrate the accomplishments of women around the world, and be proud of who we are as a community! It’s about celebrating how far women have come in gender equality and remembering the ones before us that fought for us to have the privileges and rights we do today and be proud of it!”
Katrina Anderson: “International women’s day to me means celebrating the achievements and impact women have made on the world in the past all the way up until now.”
What makes you proud to be a woman?
Taylor Stevanson, president of AST: “I am proud to be a woman because women are determined and empower each other to achieve great things.”
Has being in AST made you a better woman? If so, how?
Marissa Stoops: “Being in AST has definitely made me a better woman, since I joined AST it has taught me an appreciation and self love for who I am as a woman today, as a sorority we are all so extremely supportive of each other as woman as well as help each other break out of the molds that society has put us in to better appreciate our worth and help each other grow.”
Karly Unruh: “Being in AST has made me a better woman because it has allowed me to grow and meet some amazing women. Having a women empowered club has shown me that in order to be successful women we have to be able to build each other up! Supporting and encouraging the women around you makes you a better woman. From joining AST I have gained amazing role models and friends that I will forever support and cherish!”