Category Archives: Family

left without a choice

we let people change us. from the moment we are born, our lives have a certain path dictated by others, whether you’re premature and in need of immediate surgery or cozily wrapped in a pink or blue blanket. after you … Continue reading

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Let Them In

This is an apology for all… The funny whose jokes are overshadowed by sadness. The family-oriented who can’t see their nephew graduate. The misunderstood who can’t show their legitimate beliefs. The innocent who are painted as violent, unjust, or villainous. The … Continue reading

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Cry Me a River, Or Don’t

I don’t cry often, or at least not as much as people assume I do. Before I turned nine, my tears had no depth. I would cry because I couldn’t get the Barbie I wanted, or because I wasn’t allowed … Continue reading

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Boys Rule, Girls Drool.

It’s a well know fact to all teachers that the average boy is behind in the industrial world, beginning in Pre-K, and lasting through to college. Boys, simply put, haven’t been doing nearly as well as girls in school. Statistics have shown that, … Continue reading

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Who Decides?

How do babies choose their families? Is it a game of chance – the roll of a dice, or a pick from a hat? Or is it the stork, who flies down and delivers each baby bundle to warm, expecting … Continue reading

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Last. Blog. Ever.

Tonight, I am writing my last blog for the Ojai Valley School Journalism class. I have has such an incredible experience here at OVS, and a part of that was being involved in this class. Being given the opportunity to express my … Continue reading

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Just A Thought

Every day when I wake up, I find myself thinking about things that may be important to me at that moment; if my hair is straight, how my skin looks or if my outfit is figure-flattering… but in all honesty, … Continue reading

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