by Shambreka Ward

Sis·ter·hood: the solidarity of women based on shared conditions, experiences, or concerns

Some say blood is thicker than water, but I’ve realized that isn’t always true. Sisterhood. It’s a helping hand or a consoling word when no one else understands. It’s the freedom to cry... to laugh… to vent… to be you and know that your sista has walked in your shoes at some point and time. It’s sympathy AND empathy. Sisterhood is said to be one of the most powerful bonds known to man, and with reason. It’s not defined by how long you’ve known her. Sisterhood is unyieldingly strong and exists sometimes even without conversation or acknowledgment… I know I wouldn’t have made it through the trials and hardships I’ve faced without the support of my sistas...