Hearing Heaven’s story, and the three other brave girls who shared their experiences in school during the SISta Story Slam had a profound impact on me. These girls, by sharing their stories, helped me understand my own privilege in a new way.
When I was in my first year of college, I had a difficulty stopping. I had to always be doing something. I went to classes, I was involved in theatrical productions and a street percussion group. I did my homework, I had a job and I was social. Yet I found that there was still more time in the day. Life was abundant and it felt like I was wasting any time that I had “free.