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November 2023 / Afghanistan, Community, Countries, Education and Learning, Immigration Stories, Overcoming Challenges, Personal Narrative, SPOTLIGHT 2023, War and Conflict

Refugee for Refugee

by Ali Ansari My name is Ali Ansari. I was born in Afghanistan. I lived there until 2007, when our lives became very difficult and we had to move to… Read More

November 2023 / Countries, Education and Learning, Fiji, Overcoming Challenges, Personal Narrative, Philosopy, SPOTLIGHT 2023

Teenagers in a Foreign Country

by Mizuki Yokoi One day, my mother said to me, “Are you interested in studying abroad?” At the time, my best friend had moved far away, my grades were poor,… Read More

November 2023 / Family, Interests and Hobbies, Nature, Overcoming Challenges, Personal Narrative, Philosopy, SPOTLIGHT 2023

The Sky Is The Limit

Anonymous Do you know how this continent was discovered? I’m proud to say that Amerigo Vespucci was a great sailor from whose name the term “America” derived. This is a… Read More

November 2023 / Overcoming Challenges, Personal Narrative, SPOTLIGHT 2023

It’s Never Too Late

by Garry Trent “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be,” –Ralph Waldo Emerson Being grateful is something… Read More

October 2023 / Community, Family, Overcoming Challenges, Personal Narrative, SPOTLIGHT 2023

Blessed

by Anitra Winn When you have siblings you’ll share your deepest secrets, Having siblings should make you feel like you will never have to worry about anything, Well, Not in… Read More

October 2023 / Overcoming Challenges, Personal Narrative, Philosopy, SPOTLIGHT 2023

Stubborn Survivor

by Anitra Winn Anitra is beautiful from the inside out. with the heart of a dreamer and the determination of a warrior, Life hasn’t been easy for her, But she… Read More

October 2023 / Citizenship, Countries, Education and Learning, Family, Immigration Stories, Mexico, Overcoming Challenges, Personal Narrative, SPOTLIGHT 2022, Work

My Journey to Becoming a United States Citizen

by Lizeth Mendoza Thank you for the opportunity to share my experience becoming a United States citizen. It is my hope that I will encourage someone else who is thinking… Read More

October 2023 / Goals, Overcoming Challenges, Philosopy, Poem, SPOTLIGHT 2022

Eyes of a Dreamer

Anonymous A day in the life of a dreamer In my eyes looking for hope Someday to find confidence To succeed in real life Dreams are… Read More

October 2023 / Countries, Honduras, Immigration Stories, Overcoming Challenges, Personal Narrative, Philosopy, SPOTLIGHT 2022

From Danger to Dreams

by Elizabeth Leiva Quintanilla Everyone has a different story regarding coming to this country. For many it was difficult, and for others, it was easy. It was a normal day. Read More

October 2023 / Fiction, Overcoming Challenges, Philosopy, Poem

Untitled

by Jasmine Herrera She spent year after year building up her internal castle. Layer by layer, brick by boring brick. Anyone who tried to enter knew it was… Read More