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Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarf

By Carole Judge

I exchanged my scarf with two interesting women I would have never met; one a staff member and one a student. The Blend was the perfect spot to receive my scarf that traveled with me to Dixie High School where I mentor a young woman enrolled in the College Promise Program (UD is a partner school). The program always needs new mentors. Students who qualify are awarded scholarships that allow them to attend college at little to no cost.  

I passed my scarf on to a fourth-year undergraduate student. We did not have time to chat, but we sent one another emails back and forth so we could learn about each other. I am pleased she then requested to connect on LinkedIn. She certainly has a bright future.

The reason I decided to participate in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarf is because as the mother of three grown children, I have become politically active for the first time in my life. My two daughters are in health care and have perspectives I respect and learn from every day. I will not allow any political party to decide my or THEIR future. It is why I went to the Women’s March in D.C. and why I will continue to watch, listen and act on my beliefs. I am offended by the ‘pass’ given to our current president for words he has said about people of color, different faiths and women. It’s not OK. 

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