On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda, hijacked four commercial airplanes and carried out a series of attacks on American soil. Two of the planes were flown into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon in […]Read more "The Reality of Islamophobia"
It’s been a week, and I am now officially a college Freshman. “What?” “Say that again?” “Weren’t you just in elementary school?” These past few days have been surreal. From sleepless nights and intense anxiety, to learning about textbook rentals and syllabi, I’ve been all over the place. And I know I’m not the only […]Read more "College"
It’s 10 P.M. on a muggy night in August. There isn’t much to do, but we end up doing something anyway. Sounds like the beginning of a really bad Summer blockbuster, but I swear, it wasn’t anything like that. In fact, it was the exact opposite. I heard the voices first. A group of children […]Read more "Milestones"
Ever since I was a child, I have had a fascination with the world. I know this statement seems very general, but I speak the truth. From the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, to the mysterious prehistoric monument known as the Stonehenge in the United Kingdom, the world is an exquisite collection of treasures I have […]Read more "My Travel Bucket List"
“Want to know what it’s like to be suspended atop a 10-story building?” There it is. The question that I brushed off so easily because I thought plummeting down dozens of feet wouldn’t be too bad. Boy, was I wrong. Instead of being O.K., I found my heartbeat roaring in my ears as I was […]Read more "A Summer of Thrills"
I close my eyes and take in a deep breath. For five minutes, I find myself sitting on an uncomfortable plastic chair hopelessly trying to reflect on my day. I am an addict. I am drawn to words, and that is precisely the reason I sit down everyday with a pen and paper in hand. […]Read more "My Journaling Journey"
Hey y’all. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now, but I didn’t really know how or when to start. It took me a few painstaking months to make the decision, but I’m finally here and it’s time to get down *cue The O’Jays singin’ their funky tune* My name is Sara, I am 18 years old, […]Read more "About Me"