humansofnewyork
humansofnewyork:

“I was the youngest in the family. I went to Israel first, and the rest of the family was supposed to join me. Nobody made it. We sent letters to each other for the first few years. The last letter I got from Poland came in 1941. It was from my mother. It asked me to send food. Then the letters stopped. I knew that the Germans had occupied Poland, and I heard rumors about the things that were happening. I never learned the specifics of what happened to my family. I never wanted to.”
(Jerusalem)

humansofnewyork:

“I was the youngest in the family. I went to Israel first, and the rest of the family was supposed to join me. Nobody made it. We sent letters to each other for the first few years. The last letter I got from Poland came in 1941. It was from my mother. It asked me to send food. Then the letters stopped. I knew that the Germans had occupied Poland, and I heard rumors about the things that were happening. I never learned the specifics of what happened to my family. I never wanted to.”

(Jerusalem)

readingaroundthemovies

Today I got a detention for standing up for what I believe in.

  • Teacher: Write down 3 things you dislike about yourself
  • Me: *sits there*
  • Teacher: Ciara, why aren't you writing?
  • Me: I can't do this. I will take a zero, sorry.
  • Teacher: Why?
  • Me: Because I refuse to promote self-hate. Because some people in the world can fill out 20 of these front and back with no blank spaces and this can trigger someone.
  • Teacher: Ciara, you have to do it or I am sending you to the office.
  • Me: Okay. *gets up and walks to office*
  • ^needs more notes^