From Humanities scholar De`Jia Long Hillie, currently studying abroad in Japan:
"This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to receive the opportunity to volunteer and participate in a black women's convention in Kobe, Japan.
Words cannot begin to describe the incredible experiences I had this past weekend in Kobe. I was surrounded by phenomenal black women doing phenomenal things in Japan. I am inspired to do equally phenomenal things in my future! Each panel I went to filled me with wisdom, and every woman I met graced me with her positive energy.