“Your voice needs to be heard; you have something to say,” said my 7th grade teacher.
“Speak up! I can’t hear you,” shouted my basketball coach.
Silently, I thought:
What’s that supposed to mean?
Does it mean I need to be louder?
Does it mean that I can’t be myself?
They think it’s because I’m Asian!
Why can’t I be quiet, unnoticed, and get good grades?
I don’t feel the need to share my ideas. Is that wrong to think? Speaking up and being heard isn’t something I normally do, but maybe I should give it a try? Just maybe?
Graphs of my Life
Music That Moves Me
The song Hall of Fame by will.i.am moves me because it’s a song about how anybody can make something possible. It is so positive and it makes me feel happy and inspired.
Snapshot of a Moment — 9:00 pm on a Friday 8/26/16
My Video — My mornings
Famous people I admire
I admire Harriet Tubman because she risked her life to help slaves escape slavery. She inspires me to speak up and be brave in tough situations.
I admire Malala because she stood up for what she believed in, even though it was frowned upon. She makes me believe that one voice can really change the world.
I admire Anne Frank because she never let go of her hope even when everything was falling apart. She was strong willed and hopeful.
A Quote to Live By
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
— Walt Disney