Despite the recent resurgence in Feminism, women are still subject to criticism directed at their image in a way that men have never had to deal with. In a 2010 interview, when asked what designers she likes to wear, Hillary Clinton replied, “Would you ever ask a man that question?”

No matter what we face, we are capable of far more than we realize. Mandela wrote, “The human body has an enormous capacity for adjusting to trying circumstances. I have found that one can bear the unbearable if one can keep one’s spirit strong even when one’s body is being tested.”

In life you have to work for what you want and, luckily for all you graduates, you know exactly what that means. You worked to get the grades to get into college, you worked to graduate from college and now that those studying days are behind you, you have the drive and determination you need to really succeed in life.