Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Rocks Wellesley College's 2015 Commencement Address
Award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie has emerged as one of the leading feminist thinkers of our time. An advocate for equal pay and paternity leave, Adichie crossed over to a whole new population of young people when Beyonce featured an excerpt from her TED Talk on Feminism on her hit song "Flawless." Thousands of commencement addresses took place this graduation season, but Adichie's speech is at the top of our must watch list. Adichie is a story-teller by trade and, in this speech, she does an excellent job of weaving in deeply personal stories like her father's recent kidnapping in Nigeria which teach poignant lessons that all people can utilize. Adichie speaks passionately about privilege, gender issues, sisterhood, and love. 
Here are our 5 favorite quotes from Adichie's Wellesley Commencement Address:
"Minister to the world in a way that can change it. Minister radically in a real, active, practical, get your hands dirty way."
Commission magazine articles that teach men HOW TO KEEP A WOMAN HAPPY. Because there are already too many articles that tell women how to keep a man happy.
And in media interviews make sure fathers are asked how they balance family and work. In this age of ‘parenting as guilt,’ please spread the guilt equally. Make fathers feel as bad as mothers. Make fathers share in the glory of guilt.
Class of 2015, never ever accept ‘Because You Are A Woman’ as a reason for doing or not doing anything. 
And, finally I would like to end with a final note on the most important thing in the world: love. Now girls are often raised to see love only as giving. Women are praised for their love when that love is an act of giving. But to love is to give AND to take. Please love by giving and by taking. Give and be given. If you are only giving and not taking, you'll know. You'll know from that small and true voice inside you that we females are so often socialized to silence. Don’t silence that voice. Dare to take.
Check out the full video below. We hope you love it as much as we do. 
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