I feel like I’ve been here before.

Sometimes when I was a child I had kids tease me really badly because of the color of my skin. I was a pretty little black girl too but in the African American community color is different and if someone didn’t know that they would soon find out. I had two very kind people in my life my uncle Colin who has his MFA in Film works for Spike Lee and my wonderful mother who is so caring, kind and nice but I was really sensitive too and I got bullied. Life was just different for me. I was a chocolate girl and when someone describes their experiences in life and tells you honestly what their life experiences were like you would learn things you would not otherwise know. I learned to accept myself but I had some unfair things happen to me and I know I’m not alone but all of the people I interact with or say they like me I feel good because I was victimized by people who just didn’t like me. I was always the last girl picked. I felt happy to be empowered by some of my female professors. I also think about women in history and people I admire like poet Emily Dickinson or Justice Bader Ginsburg.

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TheAyeshaSite

I am a Black Guyanese woman in my late 30s. 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 Sciences since May 2007. I write poems, I write memoirs, I'm a blogger and I am taking a children's writer course. I love reading memoirs and I 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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