Photographic Conceptualizations of Jarrad Henderson

Posts tagged “Sisterhood

Meet Chanecka & Ana

Chanecka and Ana have been best friends since coming to college in 2008. Although they both have grown up on different sides of the States, fate lead them to Columbia, Mo. where they both are undergraduates at Stephens College. With little activity for Black women on campus, Chanecka and Ana both found sisterhood in Black Greek Life (Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. respectively). This upcoming story will focus on the relationship between best friends, their collective vision as aspirants of BGLOs, and their struggle to create a safe place for women of color on their campus through their development of a new campus organization: B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.  Yes, I have been working on this folks! Gotta finish this Master’s degree! I’ll post more updates as I get them. 🙂

First Take: Skate For Leukemia


The wonderful ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Delta Tau Chapter, held their second event of the year Friday, March 6, 2009.  The Late Night Ol’ School Skating event was co-sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in order to raise money to sponsor a Team in Training marathon runner. Team In Training helps raise much needed funds for finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, while working to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.  Leukemia, a disease that is essentially cancer of the blood or bone marrow, claims an estimated 44,00 new cases each year.  The disease is most commonly found in adult men, accounting for over 56% of the new cases.  While continuing to build my Beyond This Place Project, I hope to find current events similar to these to showcase the great things BGLOs are still doing for their communities.  I ask for your assistance in letting me know when a service project your chapter/organization is throwing to lay a foundation of the service portion of my project.  Below are some images from the event…enjoy!

ΖΦΒ: Such…I mean, Sooo Sweet Sisters


The wonderful women of Zeta Phi Beta (ΖΦΒ) Sorority Inc. allowed me to follow the Neos of Winter 2008 during the days that led up to their probate.  Below this post you will find a similar photo project I did with the Deltas at MU, but unlike the wonderful Delta event I knew this event was going to happen a few days in advance which made me jump out my seat at the possibility of going deeper into the preparation process.