Chocolate cheesecake.

Me and my Caucasian friends at Mercer and a few friends I went to AAMH program with would joke that if I were a cake I’d be a chocolate cheesecake.  It’s a joke that started when I was a student at Mercer from 1998-2007. It continued with my friend Lori Ann from AAMH. Lori Ann said it was her birthday a few years ago and Fred Howard a mutual male friend told Lori “happy birthday have a slice of chocolate cheesecake”. Lori said he wouldn’t let her choose plain cheesecake or strawberry cheesecake. Lori had no choice but to have a slice of chocolate cheesecake. Fred insisted that she eat that on her birthday.

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I am a Black Guyanese woman. I'm thirty nine years old. I went back to college to take Early Childhood Education classes. I want to get a second 48-credit BA degree in Early Childhood Education by 2021. I go to NJCU. I have a BA in Creative Writing from NJCU. I graduated from NJCU in August 2015. I transferred to NJCU from Mercer. I have my AA degree from Mercer in Humanities and Social Science since May 2007. I write poems, I write memoirs, I'm a blogger and I am taking a children's lit course. I love reading memoirs. I also do book reviews from time to time. My favorite poet is Emily Dickinson. I grew up in Ewing, New Jersey. I live in Princeton Junction with my parents!

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