SAN ANGELO, Texas — Destiny Brown is not afraid to use her voice.
"I'm not going to shield what I personally think. When I tell you what I think, and you listen to what I'm saying, you will feel my energy. I'm going to make a difference," Brown said.
Making a difference is exactly what she's doing.
Brown serves as the president of Angelo State University's NAACP chapter, is a member of the African Student Association, the diversity inclusion chairman for Sigma Kappa, is involved in the Multicultural Affairs Council, and is the Ram Rugby treasurer.
Brown doesn't just make a difference by serving as a leader and acting as a passionate member of so many organizations. She also does little things every day to try and make a difference in peoples' lives.
"Tell me how I can impact one person down the street. Tell me how I can impact someone by just saying 'hey, how was your day today?' That makes a difference in peoples' lives," she said.
Brown credits her strong voice, leadership skills and ambition to the inspiring figures that are highlighted during Black History Month.
"When I was younger, I was shy. I wouldn't even speak to people. My Father always told me: 'You are Angela Davis. Use your voice, speak your voice.' So when you see these figures, you become more appreciative of where you come from and where you're going. Once you find your history, you can find your identity," Brown said. "Extend it beyond. I haven't stopped living in March. Every day is an opportunity to gain a member, make a change, become even greater. That's the goal."
One thing is for sure: Brown has definitely found her identity. The difference she makes in peoples' lives and the ways in which she inspires others to use their voices will continue well after Black History Month is over.