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What If I’m Not Okay

What If I’m Not Okay Chelsea Ebinum, 12th grade

There is complete and utter silence as I sit in the gray chair next to a white wall. The smallest tap could be heard in the room, and I think it would’ve freaked everyone out. I didn’t like the quiet because it left too much room for my thoughts to be heard. The outside sounded like the perfect way to be calm, but inside me, I felt like a war was raging in my thoughts—one over the other and each one more negative and more anxious than the last. “I shouldn’t have told. I shouldn’t have told.” “I just need to do better, and everything will fall into place.”

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2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...

2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...