This past Monday, I spoke at the Virginia Baptist State Convention. I had a blast and the women I got to speak to thoroughly enjoyed what I had to say. I was asked to bring copies of “Light-Skinned, Dark-Skinned or In-Between?” and I sold every copy I brought with me. My mother and I befriended a woman who is involved in the Women’s Auxiliary unit of the Convention and she has taken me under her wing ever since. The women, who are predominately older, traditional Baptists, have all treated me like family. “We have to hold on to the young ones, because young people don’t often become involved with the Convention!” one lady said to me, while embracing me with a big, warm hug. I’m looking forward to working with the Woman’s Auxiliary and the Convention as a whole in the near future!