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For The Love Of An Uncle

For The Love Of An Uncle

Amber Perez, Impact Staff

May 9, 2020

In a perfect life, every family would have two parents, usually a mother and father. The backbones of our lives. They teach us right from wrong, we’d be told to learn from their mistakes but it would look hard to find a mistake to learn from. They’d teach us financial stability, help us with...

Sister, Sister – How I Love Three

Sister, Sister - How I Love Three

Amber Perez, Impact Staff

May 2, 2020

My sister is five years older than me and I idolized her growing up. I always thought she was the most beautiful human being on this earth. When I was young, I would always beg our mother to let me hang out with her outside. She hated it, I understand - no teenager wants to drag their little sister...

My First Time Is My Greatest Regret

My First Time Is My Greatest Regret

Amber Perez, Impact Staff

April 25, 2020

He wanted one thing, I wanted something more. When I used to hear stories about girls losing their virginity, it always sounded like something out of a movie. Something awkward or something romantic. Not my first time. My first time felt wrong and it was way too soon. I wanted him to like me,...

The Dirty Truth Behind Household Cleaning Products

The Dirty Truth Behind Household Cleaning Products

Amber Perez, Impact Staff

April 18, 2020

With everything going on, I thought it’ll be important to inform others on how improper use of cleaning supplies at home can be dangerous to your health and even deadly. Meticulously cleaning our homes has become a national pastime, but it’s important to remember that many of the cleaning agents...

On This Day, A Queen Was Born

On This Day, A Queen Was Born

Amber Perez, Impact Staff

April 15, 2020

On this day 21 years ago, a queen was born. Yes, that queen would be me, and boy, don’t it feel good to finally be 21. Before we speak about who I am now, let’s go back in time to the afternoon of April 15, 1999. It was noon, 12:51 to be exact, on a sunny spring day. My mother was 39 weeks pregnant...

A Mother’s Love

A Mother's Love

Amber Perez, Impact Staff

April 11, 2020

There ain't no woman alive that can take my mama's place. -Tupac Shakur

A House of Chaotic Love

A House of Chaotic Love

Amber Perez, Impact Staff

April 4, 2020

Families are supposed to be bonded together, not against each other. Have you ever witnessed your siblings fighting with each other? I don’t mean a silly argument and a slap every now and then. I mean serious fights daily, as if they are two strangers out in the street waiting to get their hands...

A Home Away From Home

A Home Away From Home

Amber Perez, Impact Staff

March 28, 2020

If you ask any New Yorker about Arthur Avenue, you get either puzzlement or a flood of loving sentiment about one of the greatest neighborhoods in The Bronx. This is the best place for bread, pasta, meat, pastries, espresso, and basically the only place to buy a real Italian sausage. Arthur Avenue,...

2020 is Canceled

2020 is Canceled

Amber Perez, Impact Staff

March 21, 2020

You heard it here first (well, you know what I mean). 2020, my summer body, my 21st birthday, and everything else is canceled until further notice. I think we need to unplug 2020, leave it out for five minutes, then plug it back in - cause seriously, honey, I am stressed out and in serious need...

My Fear of Airplanes

My Fear of Airplanes

Amber Perez, Impact Staff

March 14, 2020

Despite my fear, I took the chance anyway.

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