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because nurses are like McDonald's workers to my parents. He suggests that I "sleep on it." I wish I could tell him that I can't sleep on anything because I don't have a bedroom or even a bed, and my memories keep me up at night. I leave my session with Mr. Cole and head straight to the career day program that's scheduled for today. I swear this school always finds a way to keep us reminded that the future is not that far away. When I walk into the auditorium, guess whose brother I see on the panel. Mine! Why does Jay always have to appear everywhere I am, like a reminder that he's "the best?" Sitting down next to my best friend, Hazel, we both roll our eyes at the thought of Jay talking for the next two hours. "My parents dedicated everything to my college... I'm a successful doctor now‌." If you're so successful, you would have helped your parents get another home, right, Jay? But you didn't. You left us living in Aunt Lisa's tiny apartment, living like permanent guests. Jay offers me a ride home, but I politely decline. Instead, I go over to Hazel's house until six. When I return home, I'm greeted at the door by my

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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...