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I'm a Devastating Diva, I'm a Delta!

In celebration of the Pi Alpha chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated's 35th Anniversary, Onye has written "I am a Devastating Diva!" As a child she hoped and prayed to one day become a Delta. In fact, when she went to preschool in New York, she met two beautiful classmates that later became her big sisters and friends at Wesleyan University! Amazing how God works!! I don't remember if Donna, Tanya and I talked about our dreams of becoming sorors, but I always am thankful that I am a member of Pi Alpha!!! 

It has been an amazing experience. In college, it opened up a whole new type of love, to find like likeminded women who seemed to truly value each other an actively work on their connections. I remember being excited to talk and meet my line sisters. One of my life sisters, Amira hooked me up with an employment opportunity later and offered me financial support all with a genuine smile. My big sister, Stacey Haley, recommended me to become a facilitator for R.A.W. (Racism Awareness Workshop). I gained so many leadership and teaching skills. My senior year at Wesleyan University was awesome as a member of Pi Alpha.  

I had a great time doing so many things from, community service, doing step shows, attending different black greek events, going road tripping and one of the best feelings was when Donna, our then president, let us know that we had won an excellence award from Nationals.

  After college, my neo, Shola and I were roomies in Brooklyn. It was my first apartment experience out of college and it was a great transition and bonding experience. She is now the former CEO of NYCHA. Around then I also went to see the premier of soror Vanessa Middleton's movie 30 Years to Life at Lincoln Center with my big sister Simone. From CEOs, MDs, Phds, JDs, Teacher, Writers, Politicians, and Mayors, it has been wonderful to be around sophisticated women doing sophisticated things! 

At some of my most important shows, sorors like Donna and my spec. Nyasha came to support. It was nice to see them in the audience. I remember my soror, I think it was my number 4, big sister Karen, asking me if I had thought of writing a song about Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. I had recently crossed and did not want to butcher it so, I smiled, honored, and I thought and live a lot of years! Happy 35th sorors!! I hope that this songs goes over well and that sorors feel my appreciation for their sisterhood in my life.

The video below captures a little of my journey with my Pi Alpha sorors.

Please Enjoy!

The video can also be viewed on YouTube by clicking on the above link.