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Scholar Essays: Jessica


HomeWorks means family. It is a place where I can be myself without ever feeling ashamed. It changes communities from within, starting with the female leaders of the future. And it empowers women to be the change in the world.

From being in the program last year I have grown to become more open about my desires and feelings. I have learned to trust myself and my instincts. As well as allow myself to make mistakes so that I can learn from them. By using these skills I can overcome any obstacle I have come across.

One of my favorite activities was going to watch Gloria at McCarter Theatre. It was a great experience and learned so much about feminism and the women’s revolution. I also liked going to Princeton University to watch an African dance group. This is because I freestyled in front of a crowd for the first time. I also won a sweater as a reward.

In the future I am going to trust myself more and allow myself to make mistakes. As well as take risks and not be afraid to show my talents to the world. Most importantly help my community in any way possible, even the little things count.

To the HomeWorks Staff I would like to say thank you for making me come out of my shell and giving the world the pearl I have to offer. Thank you for making me realize that I matter and it is alright to be different. Perfection isn't in everyone, but my flaws and personality make me perfect.


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