I am an individual of culture and represent generations of struggle and achievement.
I am not a minority. There is nothing minor about my intelligence, creativity, integrity and generosity.
I am not an individual of color. The color of my skin cannot portray the rich cultural heritage that is my gift to the world.
My worth cannot be measured by others who believe they know who I should be, and what I am capable of achieving based upon the fact that our language and traditions differ.
I alone am responsible for determining my educational, professional and entrepreneurial goals, and am accountable only to myself for milestones achieved and successes realized.
I have empowered myself to succeed.
© Judy Lane