‘That’s Why You’ll Never Be President’: Shamecca Harris on Being Black & Female in America

This post is part of a series called ” Real Women Real Stories ,”a social project designed to promote awareness of the often unseen hardships women face in different professions and places around the world. The project highlights women who fight their battles and are persistent on achieving what they have set out for. Check out the full post featured an original essay by Shamecca Harris at Global Citizen. Click here to read more.

5th Period English

5th Period English

Stumbled across this today…

Shamecca Harris

Ms. Rodriguez

English 6-Period 5

Homework #1

January 30, 2007

What do you want to be when you grow up?

 Ball in hand, one second on the clock; the athlete frantically prepares his course of action. As he drives down the middle of the court, the fate of the game is in his hands. He thrusts the powerful mass onto its target with brilliant caution and skill, hoping that his desperate attempt will prevail.

            Power, not only, lays in mind of the craftsmen, however, it similarly lays in the tool of his craft. As the ball is to the player, so is the pen to the writer. As an aspiring journalist, the pen is the tool of my craft. 



Nearly 6 years later, and I couldn’t have said it better myself…

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