In Oakland, California, there is only one teen shelter specifically designed for sexually trafficked girls. It’s called Nika’s Place.
I look at my parents, who never went to college, and how they live paycheck to paycheck. It’s not the future I want for myself. But without financial aid, I may not have a choice.
Danielle Olson is getting her PhD in electrical engineering and computer science at MIT. She’s also a black female activist. So what is it like being a minority of a minority at one of the most elite schools in the country?
Pupusas, Salvadorian tamales. Oxtail soup. These brought me closer to my culture.
“Leading up to high school graduation, I heard many of my classmates say, “four years of classes and I didn’t learn a thing.” They were joking, but to me, it wasn’t that funny….it’s actually kind of true.”