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In her first published oped (via The Post & Courier), Lyric Swinton supported & urged the selection of a Black woman as the Democratic nominee for Vice-President of the United States.
South Carolina’s long been called “the Black primary,” but HuffPost spoke to residents of Columbia who are approaching the election with views and values as diverse as America itself. Lyric offered her perspective in this piece.
After 10 successful and life-changing years for over 1,400 University of South Carolina students, Diane Parham, Communications Manager in the Division of Development at UofSC, wrote about the legacy of the Gamecock Guarantee program and how it created opportunities for success for many students, including Lyric Swinton.
Anyone can feel out of place due to differences in gender, race, socioeconomic status, relationships, or even a separation of work life and weekend life. But Lyric Swinton knows that we are not defined by the stereotypes placed upon us. Swinton is keenly aware of how stereotypes can hinder one’s development, but she’s overcome the challenges of being a first-generation college student, and she wants us to know that we all play a role in helping others overcome their struggles.
Mia Grimm, a Communications intern at the University of South Carolina, sat down with Lyric before the inaugural TEDxUofSC conference to discuss her journey to TEDxUofSC and what it meant to be the only undergraduate speaker at the event.
Four University of South Carolina change makers were honored as 2019 UofSC Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Social Justice Award recipients, one of whom was Lyric Swinton. Chris Horn, Director of the Writers Group in the UofSC Office of Communications & Public Affairs, wrote short profiles on all four winners.