worshipped her body.
even the devil
will pray for forgiveness
at the holy sight
- Paulo Coelho (via froconoclast)
It’s been a month since the start of the school year and today was the first day for one of the students in my cohort. I asked him about his whereabouts to which he replied “I just got out of jail.” It is stories like this that reenforce my reasons to why I serve. Too many of our youth have lost hope, they’ve become lost souls. They know that racial disparity or generational poverty will hinder them from reaching their maximum potential. They’re aware of society’s perception of them, their families, their friends. And they need us. To my students: I am a product of this same public school system and I serve to empower you. It’s been a month since the start of the school year and I look forward to this journey with you.