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The Girl With Tangled Roots

Amber Perez, Impact Staff March 12, 2021

I am the girl with the tangled roots, the one with no real identity. Check one box for your race, but Hispanic isn't a box because Hispanic isn't considered a race. Now I'm sitting there, with my hands...

Graduation caps thrown in the air

Four Years Later, What Now?

Amber Perez, Impact Staff March 9, 2021

After four years of crying, stressing, and sweating, I am finally graduating. The first of my family to do it, I should feel great, but why don’t I? I'm more scared than happy, why am I so scared...

Getting Breast Reduction Surgery Changed My Life

Getting Breast Reduction Surgery Changed My Life

Amber Perez, Impact Staff February 21, 2021

I’ve always identified myself as being the girl with the big boobs. They were always envied and I never knew why. All of my friends would say “I wish I had boobs like you.” I always responded...

Dogs Can Save Your Life Too

Dogs Can Save Your Life Too

Amber Perez, Impact Staff February 3, 2021

Most of us have a childhood pet whom we’ll never forget. My childhood pet was Whitey, my precious Whitey, I would do anything to lay with her one last time. I don’t remember much about the first day...

To My Friends in Heaven

To My Friends in Heaven

Amber Perez, Impact Staff December 13, 2020

To my friends in Heaven, I honestly don’t know where to start, there is so much I want to say, so much that was left unsaid, and so many things left undone. My biggest regret is not hanging out...

A Cut Here, A Cut There

A Cut Here, A Cut There

Amber Perez, Impact Staff November 16, 2020

It all started as just a few thoughts, but over time, I started having extremely bad anxiety and was becoming more depressed. School was using the little effort I had left. I gave up on writing, singing,...

The Layers of My Childhood

The Layers of My Childhood

Amber Perez, Impact Staff November 2, 2020
Now I see my true potential, and I’m proud of how far I’ve come. 
Living With OCD And Panic Disorder

Living With OCD And Panic Disorder

Amber Perez, Impact Staff October 19, 2020

I am an aspiring Journalist, an honors student, I have dark brown eyes, curly hair, and mental illnesses that mess with my head constantly.  I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Panic Disorder,...

Amber From The Block

Amber From The Block

Amber Perez, Impact Staff October 5, 2020
Just like J Lo said, I’ll always be Amber from the block. 
Trust Is Hard To Earn, But So Easy To Lose

Trust Is Hard To Earn, But So Easy To Lose

Amber Perez, Impact Staff September 21, 2020
It becomes very hard to trust people when all your life you’ve watched your father, your step-father, your adopted sister, your aunts, and your cousins give up on you without explanation. 
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