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“I know, mama.” I had to bite the inside of my cheek before continuing with my excuse. “But I was gonna go meet up with my friends from school and come back to help you close. I won’t take that long.” She sighed as she realized that I wasn’t asking for her permission. At the same time, my phone buzzed, alerting me that I had received a notification. I smiled as I pulled out my phone, taking tiny steps toward the doorway. Cutie <3: Hey, I’m at the rink. Did you make it out okay? Me: Okay, great. Yeah, I’m on my way now. Save us a table. “Hey, Adawn,” my mother called for me. I lifted my head up from my phone. “Be careful, darling.” I walked down the street away from The Safe Haven, headphones plugged into my ears and hands shoved in my jacket pockets. I thought of the guy that I was going to meet up with; his name was Jordan. He had just transferred into my class, and his skin reminded me of a Hershey Bar fresh out of its wrapper. His mouth widened whenever he spoke, and you could hear the confidence flow out of his mouth like water flowing out of a faucet, smooth and endless. From the second our eyes connected, I felt as though the world had stopped. I

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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...