I want to express the unconditional gratitude I have for you. You kept me company when I was sad, angry, and vulnerable. You were there to help me when I needed someone the most. I want to thank you for all the strength you have given me and for helping me reach my goals and complete them. I love you. I am very lucky to have you because you have transformed me from a shy little girl to an incredible woman. I am a leader because of your passion and determination. Keep…Continue
Have you ever felt guilty after eating a large piece of pizza? Do you ever obsess about your weight and count calories like there is no tomorrow because there is this fear that will not go away? Have you ever though it is healthy to starve yourself in order to fit into those size zero pants you saw at the store? If so, maybe you have an eating disorder or are in danger of developing one. Do not panic, know that you are not alone, and that you can get through it.
I have been…Continue
At the most western point of Texas, there is a city by the name of El Paso. El Paso is known by many different names by its residents. Those that are proud of the heat call it "Sun City." Those that know the rich history of Mexican-Americans say it's called "Chucotown." Others influenced by hip-hop say its "El 915." I call it home. El Paso is were I was born and raised. Although I thought I would never find myself here again, I am here today.
Unlike many that live here, I…Continue
The following is a poem I wrote for class today. We watched a good documentary called "Precious Knowledge." Then, we mimicked some of the "I am" poems made by students from Arizona. They wrote such poems of self-discovery and identity when they had a Chicano/a program.
I am woman
By Veronica Porras
I am woman…Continue