On Sept. 6, P.O.S.H., Pushing Our Sisters Higher, LLC, hosted a freshman pillow talk geared toward the freshmen women of GSU. The evening opened with prayer then continued with an introduction of P.O.S.H. members.
The members and participants then engaged in ice breakers which allowed the freshmen to introduce themselves and share a funny fact. The next part of the night was the panel and open discussion questions. The panel consisted of five influential upperclassmen who hold prominent positions on campus: Miss Cover Girl, Alianndra Williams, Miss Senior, Raegan Nation, P.O.S.H. secretary and sophomore class vice president, Hadiya Hyppolite, Miss P.O.S.H., My’anna Wiggins and P.O.S.H. founder Mariah Smith. The members prepared a list of discussion topics that the freshmen could gain knowledge from in hopes to applying them in the early stages of college and beyond.
A few of the topics discussed were campus safety, career services, and how to dress going to class. The panel provided the young women with lots of valuable information and advice as they kick off the semester. They encouraged girls to send their location to a friend when traveling alone, in unfamiliar places, and just for overall safety. Nation, 20, a senior biology major from Farmerville, Louis., adds to “always be prepared.”
The panel also warned the eager audience about the importance of completing assignments, attending games and being safe about personal health. Other tips included to make friends, get out and to join campus organizations.
Wiggins, 20, a junior biology major from Berkley, Cali., spoke highly of PO.S.H.’s mission.
“P.O.S.H. is a mentoring organization and sisterhood, the focus is helping young girls understand their worth. We emphasize on networking, professionalism, friendship and community service.” Although this is a fairly new organization, the members mention that they have been a club on campus that helps with mentorship, Wiggins said. “The event was a part of the mission.
We invited the freshman girls out to come talk to us and we would answer their questions about college, Grambling, and adjusting. It was just a space we wanted to create to make them feel comfortable and talk to us. We are a new face on campus, if you see one us of and have questions do not be afraid to reach out.”
P.O.S.H. organizes in the community often in both Grambling and Ruston. They tutor at the Ruston Recreation Center, host giveaways, and host a variety of youth activities. The women of P.O.S.H. love to help and love to have help. Young ladies wishing to join should be on the lookout for an informational meeting date, but until then, the organization plans to bring more activities to campus at least once a month for everyone to partake in. For more information, you can reach a P.O.S.H. representative on Instagram at posh_official.