My identity is what makes me stand out.

When people think of me they usually think of my unique name, Ayesha Karim. You know my name was what made me feel special when I was a little girl. Another thing that always made me feel special is the nice gifts I’d get for Christmas and my birthday every year. This is still something I look forward to in my 30s. I will continue to look forward to Christmas, Kwanzaa and my birthdays as I get older. I get such nice gifts from my parents on my birthday and for Christmas and from other relatives. I got money from my grandmother one year. I just love my life. It is a good life. It’s mine. I believe in self-love and loving other people. I am happy I learned to love and accept myself. I would not change that fact for the world or all the money in the world. Nothing compares to me.

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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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