When I first saw this story on CNN, I could not help but to be inspired. Winifred Jennings is graduating tomorrow from Metropolitan State College of Denver. She had attended a year of college in 1941, but as so often happens life got in the way.
What this reminds us all, is that it is never too late to follow your dreams. If this grandmother of 16 can pursue and complete her education we all can. This story was also important to me because it is about education.
Education is the key to success in this life. In a world where many women live in poverty, education can literally change lives. Please join me in congratulating Winifred, may she stand as an example to us all of the results of determination and sheer will.
To borrow a phrase from feministing….feminist fuck ya!