Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Gives an Amazing Feminist Commencement Speech at Wellesley College

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The inspirational Chimamanda Ngzoi Adichie was Wellesley College’s 2015 Commencement speaker this past May and, of course, she did not disappoint. Decked out in Wellesley College’s colors, the beautiful Adichie presented a motivating speech to the graduating class, while also reminding them to live life with enjoyment and love.

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Adichie began by giving this bit of advice: “It’s really just to say that this, your graduation, is a good time to buy some lipsticks—if makeup is your sort of thing—because a good shade of lipstick can always put you in a slightly better mood on dark days.” Can I get an “amen?”

If you’re not familiar with the amazing Adichie, she is an award-winning author, and a celebrated feminist of our current generation. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was born in Nigeria on September 15, 1977. Adichie, like her father, ended up leaving for the United States at 19…

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