An Evening with Sheryl Lee Ralph
By Juliana Njoku
Jamaican native Sheryl Lee Ralph is a poised, beautiful, and intellectual woman. She is most known in her notable role as Dee from the hit series "Moesha." She is an active AIDS activist and the founding director of DIVA (Divinely Inspired Victoriously Anointed) Foundation, in memory of her friends and loved ones who lost their lives to AIDS. As a producer, she has found new success with her production company, Island Girl Productions. She is a writer, director, producer, mother and wife.
Ralph shared a few heartfelt words with students on March 1 in honor of "Women's History Month." Ralph spoke on the ongoing issues within the African-American community and how we as students must refrain from generalized stigmas and lead our generation into success.
She used her personal life lessons to inspire those individuals who felt as though, school is tough and boring. Her knowledge in theater, acting and producing was astounding. She spoke deeply from her heart as if she were our own mothers.
"Change does not come easily, but being appreciative of those who suffered before you," Ralph said. Ralph is undeniably inspiring and is leading example of what hard work, humility, and encouragement epitomizes.
When asked what is her definition of beauty she replied, "It's not the lipstick, mascara, or eyelashes, but it is the light that you let shine within." These are true words spoken by woman of truth. Ralph is very passionate, and ladies she is really a beautiful woman!