By VERA Files
Stage actress Monique Wilson is this year’s Hildegarde Lifetime Achievement awardee.
The Hildegarde Awards is administered by St. Scholastica’s College “to celebrate women’s achievements in the mass media and its allied fields.”
The award ceremonies are held during the International Women’s Month.
St. Scholastica’s program said St. Hildegarde, a German Benidictine nun, “was an accomplished artist who translated her visions into artistic forms that included musical compositions, poetry and paintings.”
Wilson’s acceptance speech:
Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen. It is an incredible honor to be standing here with all of you today, and I am so privileged to be in the company of amazing women and men who are changing the world for women.
I was born in the Philippines 43 years ago. My great grandfather on my mother’s side had been a Spanish civil guard.
My father’s father meanwhile, had been a child of an American serviceman. He left the Philippines when my fatherRead More »from The empowerment of Monique Wilson