"The education you get at Mount Holyoke is unique and unparalleled, and you will grow into a true leader." --Priyanka Krishnamoorthy ’15

By MHC Development on May 7, 2015 at 11:35 AM

"My Mount Holyoke education helped me recognize and challenge sexism and gender discrimination, to work to change the culture in finance."

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“Sisterhood is a verb.” For Tayllor Johnson ’15, poetry provides power, inspiration… and a career path.

By MHC Development on April 14, 2015 at 11:53 AM

Until she was 15, Tayllor Johnson didn’t have a good word to say about poetry. Now, the senior psychology major and English minor says, "Poetry is the essence of my being."

Johnson's passion for poetry has led to remarkable opportunities. As a high school senior, she was invited to take part in a poetry workshop at the White House. And this past fall, author and activist Kevin Powell, who was giving a talk at Mount Holyoke, unexpectedly asked Johnson to perform a poem before he spoke. She had only three minutes to prepare, but brought down the house with a spirited performance of "Verification."

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