Point Welcomes Morgan Harper Nichols for March Chapel
Point University welcomed alumna Morgan Harper Nichols ’10 to West Point for a chapel service held at Spring Road Christian Church on March 16.
Nichols is an autistic artist, poet, musician and best-selling author of All Along You Were Blooming. She has collaborated with numerous brands, such as Google, Starbucks, Instagram, Hallmark, COACH, KIND Snacks, Skillshare and more. Her artistic focus is on storytelling and the power of individual stories in the larger community of humanity.
Nichols returned to her alma mater to share her story and inspire current Point University students. Her presentation centered on the theme, “There is more to the story,” in which Nichols expressed a passion for the parts of our stories we withhold from others.
In her work as an artist and social media influencer, Nichols allows followers to submit their stories to her via direct message, and she creates and posts art in response to these stories.
“Slowly I started to see that I was a part of something bigger than me, and I wanted to spend my life helping others discover the same thing. I wanted to focus on finding moments of connection,” said Nichols.
Nichols urged Point’s students to understand that their lives are part of a greater story, one that impacts everyone around them, even if they do not see it.
“All of art is part of something bigger, and so are we. Our stories have influence. Even when we’re not speaking, our stories impact each other,” said Nichols.
Nichols explained that even if the students do not know what they want to do with their lives, they can decide now what they want to do within their lives.
“No matter what you do within your life, there is an opportunity to encounter grace,” said Nichols.
To learn more about Morgan Harper Nichols, please visit morganharpernichols.com or follow her on Instagram at @morganharpernichols.
Point University’s final chapel service of the semester is Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at Spring Road Christian Church.