ROCKFORD — The Rev. Felicia Hopkins isn’t fond of the current season.
She said she experiences its presence everywhere she goes, and is sure to feel it when she speaks March 6 at the 37th annual YWCA Leader Luncheon in Rockford.
Hopkins isn’t talking about winter. She’s talking about the season of discontentment — discontentment with politics, with the economy or with life in general.
“You can’t change what is happening in Washington, there is always going to be something you don’t like, but you can change here … where you live,” Hopkins said during a telephone interview Wednesday. “You have to be prepared when the season is down. And that means building confidence in yourself to make things better for everyone.”
Hopkins knows a bit about the ups and downs of life. She grew up financially poor, and was raised by her mother and grandmother, whom Hopkins credits for making her the woman she is…