Kishshana Palmer is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), a Development Strategist and Operations Architect. She is the CEO of Kishshana is an entrepreneurial non-profit management executive and consultant committed to delivering transformational change with an impressive track record of success. She is the CEO of Kishshana & Co. a consulting agency that specializes in generating bright ideas for non-profits and entrepreneurs who want to do good. When she’s not consulting, or coaching, or being a super solo mom, Kishshana is busy celebrating the joys, surprises, and struggles of sisterhood.
Kishshana has been a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for 19 years, and two years ago when she decided to start her own business she quickly realized that all the women who supported her on her entrepreneurial journey were also members of Black Greek Letter Organizations. It was other Deltas, as well as AKAs, Zetas, and SGRhos who prayed with her, made monetary investments in her business, and referred clients. It is in these moments that Kishshana realized that the unique bonds of sisterhood among women who have been initiated into Black Greek Letter Organizations must be documented, so Love Letters to My Sorors was born.
With this anthology of stories written and submitted by members of Divine 9 organizations, Kishshana hopes to highlight the, “the depth and richness of the sisterhood relationship, and how it sustains us over time”. This collection of letters will encompass the complexities of sisterhood, which is as much about forgiveness as it is about friendship.
As Kishshana puts it, “Sisterhood is not all daisies, roses, and running through the fields. What makes sisterhood awesome is that it is nuanced and complex. It has forced me to dig deep in self-awareness and taught me grace and loyalty and not envy other women.”
This project will provide an opportunity for women to share how their sisters have shaped their lives, guided their careers, dried their tears, and snatched their edges when needed. The letters collected will heal old wounds, educate people about the multi-dimensional nature of sorority life, and illustrate the never ending story that is sisterhood.
In this sisterhood month, Kishshana is inviting all women who are duly initiated members of Black Greek Letter Organizations or other service and sisterhood focused organizations to go to [www.loveletterstomysorors.com] to submit a love letter recounting your sisterhood experience, how it has shaped, changed, or uplifted you. All submissions must be made by March 16th so hurry over now to tell your sisterhood story about a bond that will stand the test of time.
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Written by Nicci Page