I used to dream of [adoption]. Having a mom and dad, siblings to play with, a dog. But when I hit twelve, I realized that I was getting old and adoption probably would never happen for me.
By Christine Lee Four weeks ago, I met a little girl. She is nine years old, turning ten in October.…
I remember the day my dad taught me how to ride a bike on the sidewalk in front of our…
I soon realized why that bus hadn’t come: walking to school my dad and I passed two white sheets lying on the ground, both of them stained with blood. We later learned the victims were two local kids killed after trying to run away from gang members who were chasing them. It was 2006. A month later I left El Salvador and headed north for the United States.
Joshua Clayton tells the story of growing up in West Oakland, California.
I love fashion. I’ve always loved it. I celebrate fashion week like it’s a holiday. But earlier this year, I realized the true cost of my trendy clothes when I met a group of women I’d been stealing from my whole life.
While I know most parents work hard for their families, I quickly saw firsthand that being a working mother is no easy task.