People often think the best part about summer is partying. I saved this summer for reflecting on my flaws.
I grew up trying to be strong; physically and mentally — from boxing with my brothers, to internalizing painful situations. Caring for others in a deep way can be frightening, but it’s a fear that I wish to overcome.
My dad was there for graduations, to teach me how to ride a bike, to see me make accomplishments. My dad was there as a sounding board, as more of a disciplinarian. But my mom was the one who was the breadwinner that I saw — who I consistently saw get up in the morning and go to work.
My mother was shaking,and crying with her face in her hands. But even though she was in a state of complete disbelief that night– come morning, she was back to cooking our meals, and carrying on with her motherly duties.
Joshua Clayton tells the story of growing up in West Oakland, California.
Eighty seven percent of black people in America are religious, but I’m not one of them. Like your typical black…
What used to be smiles and loving gazes have turned into frowns and despair.
I have recently realized that today, the SAT is not really relevant or necessary anymore. It does not test you on your comprehension skills or about anything that you have learned in school.
When I was 13, my parents got divorced. Before that, my family and my life made sense. School was easy, I wasn’t reserved and I talked to people.