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
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
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
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.