This summer’s last long weekend sadly ended today, and it was a very good long weekend. Apart from spending a great weekend at the beach with my family (Summer ends, things change), we come home still not ready to face reality.
We were forced to face reality this morning, before we came back home, as we saw ANOTHER mass shooting in the news. This shooting took place in Florida again, this time at a club hosting a Swimsuit Glow Party, which was open to kids 12-17 years old, yet no identification was required to enter. It was supposed to be a safe environment, but two boys, 12 and 18 years old, were killed. 16 others, ages 12 to 27, were injured.
Facing this, day after day makes me very sad. It makes me feel like were not safe anywhere. When will this end? Why is nothing being done? Why is everyone going around carrying guns? Why do only some people go to jail and others don’t? What happened to all the people fighting for gun control? Where did that go?
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I’m an aspiring writer still looking for exactly what I want to write about, with a lot of creativity, imagination and desire to write.
I studied Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University where I explored many different sides of writing through my classes and extracurricular activities in order to narrow my search for an identity as a writer.
I have written for Citrus TV Noticias and La Voz magazine, both of which gave me the chance to explore different mediums in which to write in. Through Citrus TV Noticias I also gained experience in translating from English to Spanish and vice versa, which is also something that I would be interested in working on since I am fluent in both of these languages. I was also an intern at Syracuse University Press where I got hands on experience in what goes into actually editing and publishing a book.
Through out the last four years I have faced a lot of challenges, which helped chape the person I am today. After being in a tragic car accident, being in comma, having a Traumatic Brain Injury, and being in therapy for over a year, I am a new me, willing to face challenges and knowing how to deal with them. I want to write about my accident and life after it to help others, show them it can be done and help in any way I can.
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