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The Vagina On The Wall

Mercy ROCKS my world.

Mercy ROCKS my world.

 

( This short observation was written by my dynamic, amazing, talented pen-pal, Mercy Adhiambo. She sends me her personal journals with several remarkable stories about her adventures in journalism, life, love, and insights about Kenya. I particularly appreciated and loved this one! She was about 20 years old when she wrote it.)

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Rejection Sucks

 

 

I did frame this from The New Yorker because they spelled "DEAR" wrong and it made me feel better about myself!

I did frame this from The New Yorker because they spelled “DEAR” wrong and it made me feel better about myself!

 

 

Throughout the years, I’ve heard, unbelievably, that several writers appreciate rejection letters. Some of these individuals wall-paper their walls with these correspondences. Others pin the, “we regret to inform you’s” to their bulletin boards as reminders to Keep on Truckin.’

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High Expectations For Every Student—No More Excuses

 

love this book!

love this book!

 

(This post is inspired by my favorite teacher ( seriously, she’s like the Freedom Writer teacher ) in the universe and bff, T.C. She is revolutionary and amazing and inspiring. She begins her new classes with a dialogue something like this every September.~ Love you, T.)

 

I am amazed by the diamonds that just need to be dusted, and I am blessed to be given the job of holding the dust cloth and taking the first wipe.—T. C.

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I Am A Stutterer

My 3rd Grade Poetry!

My 3rd Grade Poetry!

“Among my stillness was a pounding heart.” ―Shannon A. Thompson

 

 

 

At an early age, I noticed I couldn’t get certain words to come out of my mouth. I had thousands of consonants and sentences I needed to express, but they were trapped inside my head like an elevator full of anxious people.

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