I don’t agree with what President Trump said about Haiti and other countries in Africa. Just because Haiti and countries in Africa are less-fortunate, he shouldn’t degrade them or make them feel any less; they are still countries and they still have something to offer. Immigrants bring the US diversity. When individuals immigrate to the … Continue reading My Views on Immigration
Things in my life have changed some since Trump became president. Sometimes boys in my class will tell me I’ll get deported, even though I was born in the US. Sometimes my family gets mean comments about where we're from. At home I’m not allowed to talk about Trump because my mom gets … Continue reading How Trump Has Affected My Life
In my community, I have seen a lot of violence. I’ve seen families cry because they have to bury a family member because of gun violence. I’ve seen verbal abuse make people feel so worthless they want to commit suicide. Out of all of these types of violence, domestic abuse has affected me the … Continue reading Stopping the Cycle of Violence
Two years ago, my mom signed me up for a skating class at the park near my house so I would have something to do during the summer. At first I didn’t want to go because I didn’t know anyone but after watching the teachers skate, I decided I wanted to learn. For … Continue reading Skating Into a New Year
Here at Sisterhood, we have a lot to be thankful for. We're thankful for the West Side Community House, for everyone who supports the Sisterhood program and for being able to come together every week to laugh and uplift each other. We asked each of the girls to tell us what they were thankful for … Continue reading What We’re Thankful For
When I was young, my mother explained to me that I will always have a sign above my head; that people will always feel as if they already know what I will accomplish. She explained that some people will feel like I am a threat to them just because I’m a black girl. She … Continue reading Shattering Their Expectations
I have always liked coloring and drawing; I draw characters from my imagination and come up with stories. One day when I was 8, I saw my brother watching a new TV show. The characters didn’t look very realistic but they had different back stories that made them unique. When I asked my brother what … Continue reading Making Friends Through Anime and Art
When I was in 6th grade, I constantly goofed off and didn’t want to learn. I figured since nobody else wanted to learn, I shouldn’t either.