I connected the dots and I understand that was always what my gift was

I went to the Museum of the American Revolution and I saw the exhibit. There were a few Black or African people in the exhibit. My mom took a great photo of me at the museum and I got the photo blown up and framed. I always thought that connecting dots was my gift. From discovering Mahogany greeting cards when I was nineteen to giving a Mahogany card to a relative as a gift, to taking certain courses that have to do with my ethnic background or other backgrounds that interest me like the Hispanic culture class I took at Mercer that I remember when I transferred to NJCU. I remember how on May 1, 2015, I went with my parents and a lot of the African American students to the celebration¬†of African heritage day at NJCU and was happy to be able to be a part of it. It was a nice experience for me. I got into Cave Canem twice too. I was the first person who took the poetry workshop that they thought of to write a letter in support of Cave Canem. I connect with my own culture and I’m a proud African American woman. I don’t try to be something else I feel like the thing I am is the thing for me to celebrate.

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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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