Wednesday, April 1, 2009

IF YOU ONLY HAD TWO MINUTES.

Welcome to my blog, “sister scholar.” I decided to begin my blog on April 2, which is Worldwide Autism Day. The first week in April has been a good week because I just found out that I have been awarded a $96,000 Bush Leadership fellowship! www.sisterscholar.com on Worldwide Autism Day. Please leave me a comment and share with your friends!

31 comments:

Dennis Holmes said...

Duchess, you never cease to amaze me....Never!!!! You inspire me with your with your life, your scholarship and your resilience. I am honored to have been your student. I could not be more proud of you. I am happy for your success, and wish nothing but the best in your new endeavour!

-Dennis

Anonymous said...

Wowwwwww, you go, you powerful, glowing, generous, brilliant, force in the universe!!!

Thanks so much for sharing your '2 minute' speech-what a gift to those who heard it at the Bush retreat, to those of us who have heard you deliver it in person, and to all who are able to absorb it from this blog.

I am inspired by you, and am recommitted to continue to trying to make a difference!!! Kris

Evelyn M. Simien said...

Congratulations! What a HUGE accomplishment! I am VERY proud of you, as well as inspired to devote my life to a cause. I think I am on my way, but the most difficult part is figuring out the "how to" that is most effective, far-reaching, and so maximizes the talent I have to offer this world with the biggest, baddest impact. Thank you for this gift of motivation and empowerment through your personal testimony. Best, EMS

julie said...

Duchess-

Beautiful site and I've already added your blog to my feeder so I can keep up with you. Happy for your accomplishments and so glad I can follow along.

Amanda said...

Duchess -

I am so honored to have gotten to know you over the last two years. You are an amazing woman and I cannot believe all of the wonderful things that you are doing! Keep up the good work, and never forget me! I need good, wonderful, hardworking, devoted people like you in my life! Congrats on the book, on the fellowship, on the blog :) and just in general, congrats on being an inspiration to everyone around you.

Amanda said...

Duchess -

You are so amazing! I cannot believe all of the wonderful things that you are doing and I know you will continue to do. Your resilience and determination amaze and awe me. You are an inspiration to so many people (including myself) and I strive everyday to be more like the person that you are. Congrats on the book, the fellowship, the blog :) and just in general for being one of the most hardworking, selfless people that I know.

Anonymous said...

Duchess,
wow, fantastic keep going forward. Make a mark.individuals do make a difference!your cousin richard mann

Anita said...

You go girl! See my other post!

Brittany Lewis said...

Duchess,

As a new mother I am always seeking the advice and strength of other Black female scholars. Your support during the last year has been irreplaceable and at many points the support I needed to push past the tears. There is no doubt in my mind that you will continue to make lasting contributions Black Womanhood through your scholar and activism. The project that you will soon undertake sounds amazing and I would love to be of service to you in anyway that will help you reach your goals.

Alexa said...

Great start, Duchess. I've always known there was a fire in you. What a great idea for a project. You saw a need nobody can ignore and are doing something about it.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! I'm constantly impressed and inspired by you--thank you!

yocellie said...

This is so exciting and inspiring! I'm so glad that I will be able to name you as one of the people in my life who don't just talk but do!

Derick Wilson said...

I am so blown away by what you have acheived and are doing. Justice work is hard, but it is rewarding and the only way we really honor God, by serving those without voice and empowering those without strength. Blessings to you.

Anonymous said...

¡Felicidades! Someday, when a student reads a biography of Duchess Harris, the wonder-woman scholar of the late 20th C./early 21st C., they will surely think the author is completely without objectivity and given to outrageous hyperbole. When the information is confirmed–because surely there will be more than one source–that student will be every bit as amazed as we, your contemporaries, have been. con todo respeto, edén

Karin Aguilar-San Juan said...

Wow Duch! This is a tribute to our Austin, who in his life has already taught us so much about silence and perseverance and perfection and humor. Next time he visits, I will hide those cans of Pepsi though. hugs, Karin

Karin Aguilar-San Juan said...

Dear Duchess
Isn't this an amazing tribute to our Austin, who at 9 years old has already taught us so much about silence and perserverance and perfection and humor. Next time he visits though, I'm hiding those cans of Pepsi. hugs, Karin

CD Vauters said...

Say what Duch...you are awesome!
And you've also launched a new category of women: "wonder-wo"mom" scholars.
Lovingly, 1st cousin, charmaine des'juan " )

spidadoc said...

Congratulations on your fellowship, Duchess!

Quite the amazing, inspiring speech. I'm sure your beautiful son has much to teach us neurotypicals. It's great that he has a mother who is well-skilled to help him do it.

Anonymous said...

This is simply awesome Duch...yes, what a testament to Austin and to other young children with autism...Congrats on the fellowship!!! When can we schedule you for a book discussion and signing at WMCL?

Andriel

Rigo Lara said...

Hold fast to dreams
for if dreams die
life is a broken-winged bird
that cannot fly.

-Hughes

you give flight to our dreams Duchess.

A thousand bursts of sunlight for your achievements. May success follow you like your shadow.

congratulations always

Rigo

Anna Khovracheva said...

Duchess,
I am so happy and so proud to know you!!!!
My congratulations!!!

Anya

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and good luck Duchess. I look forward to reading your blog and following your work.

Patrick G.

Anonymous said...

Awesome job Prof. D! I'm proud to say that you're my professor.
-Aaron

Lynne Perkins said...

Hey Sis—Wow! And congratulations on the fellowship. Here I was just awaiting the release of your book and you one-up that with the announcement of a "surprise” (to me) award. It's great to know how my dear nephew has also inspired you and it is heartwarming to see that you have acknowledged to the world just how "perfect" he is. I look forward to helping promote your works here in Lala Land! So, gear up for the big trip northward in the near future. I enjoyed your website, too. It is quite interesting and informative (and effectively interrupted my telecommute assignments today, but in the best possible way). Keep up your excellent work. Blessings...Your sister-in-love/law...Lynne

Anonymous said...

Hey Duchess, this is a fabulous site! CONGRATULATIONS on the $96K. You are truly a scholar!!

~Cynthia Fraction!

Dr. M. Cookie Newsom aka cousin Cookie said...

Fabulous Duchess and well deserved! Way to go!

Dr. M. Cookie Newsom aka cousin Cookie said...

Way to go Duchess. I am sure it is well deserved.

Emma Sheppard said...

Wow Duchess, this is really incredible, I love what you said in your two minutes.
You have been such an inspiration to me over the last two years, but especially in the last few months, and I thank you so much for guiding me and reminding me that I am on the right path. This was a truly beautiful piece to read
--Emma

Laura Hamilton said...

Hooray for Duchess! You are awesome, mama. Looking forward to hearing about your next set of impressive achievements!

All the best, and so glad we got back in touch!
Laura

Bao Phi said...

CONGRATS! And i'm glad to know you have a blog. I'll be checking in, as you're always up to great things. Looking forward,

Bao Phi

charmaine harris said...

Duchess,
I am so happy for you! You were able to take last year's disappointment, learn from it and become even more fabulous. I look forward to reading more great things from you.

Charmaine

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