My First Time Voting In 2020

I walked into the booth made up of foldable room dividers and glanced at the piece of paper in front of me. I was in first grade, participating in a mock 2008 presidential election. I checked the box next to Barack Obama without hesitation, and skipped away without even reading John McCain’s name. I recognized…

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My Vote Is My Voice. My Voice Is The Future.

“I want to be remembered as a woman who dared to be a catalyst of change.” –Shirley Chisholm Being a minority in twenty-first century America, you learn early on that you are different — it starts off with something as simple as elementary school teachers refusing to pronounce your name correctly so as not to…

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