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Passport Stamps

Passport Stamps
April 22, 2020

I love going on adventures. I have been fortunate enough to travel with my family since a very young age. The first trip that I can remember was our trip to Nickelodeon Studios at Universal Studios in...

Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones
April 14, 2020

I was born 15 days earlier than the expected date. Maybe if I came out on the due date, I would have normal eyes. I was born with a lazy eye. My left eye is noticeably lower than my right. My family...

Help! I’m Losing My Mind

Help! I'm Losing My Mind
April 8, 2020

It is now day - I don’t know - of this quarantine, and I went from having two jobs to now only having one because of the city shutting down.  Sadly, I still have to go to the city for my other job....

That’s My Kayden

That's My Kayden
April 1, 2020

On Tuesday, Feb. 15 of 2011, I was blessed with a very special gift. My beautiful niece, Kayden, was born that evening. Kayden is my brother’s daughter and my oldest niece. When she was really little,...

Celebrity for a Day

Celebrity for a Day
March 27, 2020

On Aug. 26, 2019, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime. My best friend, Malik, and I were able to go to the MTV Video Music Awards. He called me a week before to say that he got us free tickets. We...

Green Onions Every Morning

Green Onions Every Morning
March 17, 2020

All of my childhood was spent either with my parents or going on adventures with my grandma. Every morning before my mom went to work, she would drop me off at my granny’s house. I would spend all day...

Sheltered From My Own Home

Sheltered From My Own Home
March 3, 2020

Growing up, I was always a sheltered child. My parents made sure I was always being watched, and that I was safe no matter what. Whether I was with my grandmothers or with my mother, I was never left unsupervised. My...

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