Name: Tohuratun Chowdhury

Class: eng1121

 

                                            Me as a writer  

 

  I think I never considered myself a writer. To me, writing is not much to be enjoyed but is a necessity. When I came to the U.S. as a new immigrant 6 years ago, I did not know any English. In 2 weeks after I arrived, I started to attend classes in high school. The moment I stepped into the classes, I realized how important the English writing is! Even in the classes such as us history or Chemistry, good writing skills were still needed to come up good science reports or essay.

 

         Although I knew writing is extremely important for my studies in school, I still tried to avoid it most of the time. After I got any writing assignments, I always wrote many outlines, lists of idea, themes, everything I could, but except the actual essay or report. Sometimes, I could even sit in front of my desk for hours before I actually started to write. The main reason I tried to avoid writing is because I knew there were going to have many errors in my paper such as grammar, spelling, and vocabulary. Until toady, I am a little bit afraid to make these mistakes when I am writing my paper.

 

¬†When I write I come across a few problems that always tend to slow me down. Finding the right words is the hardest part. While I write, I try to picture what words will follow the writing I have already completed. I can rarely find the words I want or make my writing sound the way I would like it to. When I first started writing my main problem was, and still is, writer’s block. I’ve learned to overcome that by coming up with every way I can to say what is in my head and put it on paper. It may not always work how I would like it to but it allows me to state my mind to the best of my abilities. In the end it is all about getting what is in your head onto the paper. That is one of the main factors that can affect my opinion of my writing.

         In order for me to have a good opinion of my writing, I have to like what I am writing about. If I am not interested in the topic I am writing about I will get bored of it and my disinterest will be obvious in the end result. I enjoy being able to state my opinion and write how I feel. My best work is on a topic I enjoy and includes what I think and feel about it. From past and recent experiences, I have learned that I am more proud of work I have enjoyed writing and researching for. In the past, I have enjoyed writing short stories and assignments on subjects that intrigue me or are on some of my personal interests.

          I always hated my English class for all the writing assignments. But I tried my best to improve myself as a writer. My creative project essay was one of my favourite essay. I found myself being more creative and analysis the pictures on my own way which I never did before. On our group project homelessness, I made a flyer to help the homeless people. I learn so many things when I was working on the project. One of the best things I experience in my English class is a group project its help us to communicate with our group members and help each other to be a good writer. Now I feel proud that I improve myself a lot as a writer in this class, now I like my English class.    

tohuratun chowdhury

Name: Tohuratun Chowdhury

Class: Eng1121

Professor: hall

 

Research Memo: Statistics of homelessness in new york city

 

¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Homelessness has been a problem all throughout history. Wherever there have been people, there has been a person that doesn’t have a home. In some cultures it is look on as a freeing existence; freeing yourself from worldly problems and possessions. But in our culture it is viewed upon, for the most part, as a problem to society. In New York City, it has the highest homeless populations in the country, as of September 2004 there were 36,727 people living in shelters and welfare hotels with thousands more on the streets. This is a large significant number of people, but yet the city of New York along with Mayor Bloomberg is trying to get legislation to eject single males and females from the shelters and force them onto the streets where they then become vagrants and can be arrested. This seems like no solution for the homelessness problem.

       

The number of people experiencing homelessness in New York City has been growing, according to an annual report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).HUD’s Annual Homeless Assessment Report for 2018, released this week, found that on a single night in Jan. 2018, a total of 552,830 people experienced homelessness across the country. New York City accounted for 78,676 of those people, or just over 14 percent of the nation’s homeless.Per last year’s HUD report, the city’s homeless population totaled 76,501, meaning homelessness in New York City increased 2.8 percent from 2017.

 

In March 2019, there were 63,029 homeless people, including 15,193 homeless families with 22,412 homeless children, sleeping each night in the New York City municipal shelter system. Families make up three-quarters of the homeless shelter population.Over the course of City fiscal year 2018, 133,284 different homeless men, women, and children slept in the New York City municipal shelter system. This includes over 45,600 different homeless New York City children.

 

Research shows that the primary cause of homelessness, particularly among families, is lack of affordable housing. Surveys of homeless families have identified the following major immediate, triggering causes of homelessness: eviction; doubled-up or severely overcrowded housing; domestic violence; job loss; and hazardous housing conditions. Compared to homeless families, homeless single adults have much higher rates of serious mental illness, addiction disorders, and other severe health problems.

 

Research shows that African-American and Latino New Yorkers are disproportionately affected by homelessness. Approximately 58 percent of New York City homeless shelter residents are African-American, 31 percent are Latino, 7 percent are white, less than 1 percent are Asian-American, and 3 percent are of unknown race.

 

Name: Tohuratun chowdhury

Class: Eng1121

 

Proposal for revision

 

I choose my creative art project to do my new project because I think it’s great object to discuss more about women empowerment for the  audiences. I want to show that a picture can show the emotions of all the conflicts women have to face. Every art have some details which related to someone’s life in our society. I will write a essay about women empowerment and I will use some sources and artists statements for the essay. I want to reach the audience to know about how women’s are always facing lot of conflicts and get succeed in their life.

tohuratun chowdhury

Name : Tohuratun Chowdhury

Class: English1121

Prof. Hall  

                                                Women Empowerment

Gender equality is, first and foremost, a human right. A woman is entitled to live in dignity and in freedom from want and from fear. Empowering women is also an indispensable tool for advancing development and reducing poverty. Empowered women contribute to the health and productivity of whole families and communities and to improved prospects for the next generation. They place themselves on pedestals and force women to believe in their own inferiority to men and their incapability to excel educationally, politically, economically, and domestically. But the truth is that women will eventually advance in all these areas and come to realize that they do not need men to survive. I use a book called ‚ÄúI Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban‚ÄĚ and I also used an artist statement to show the importance of women in our society.

 

Many countries don‚Äôt give women the right they deserved as a human. I read the book ‚ÄúI Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban‚ÄĚ. ¬†This theme is the central focus of all of Malala’s activism. Growing up in and around a school, Malala learned quickly the power that education has to shape a child’s life, determine their future prospects, and give them the courage to speak up for what they believe in. It was because of her education that Malala was empowered to stand strong against the Taliban occupation of her home, and she has used her fame to try to give as many other children as possible the opportunity to go to school. On 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. She changed her fear of her strength. On my artist statement, I showed a girl with a scarf holding a book. It‚Äôs mean every religion gives women the right to education.

 

On my artist statement about women empowerments. It‚Äôs not easy to be a woman every step they have to face a lot of conflicts. Women are the roots of the nations, they embody the structure needed to carry on life, hence a woman gave us our life. They are the one who helps their child to take their first steps, the most important woman in our life is our mother. The woman who raised us and helped us become who we are today. women are always ready to face any hardship in their life to raise their child. When a woman can plan her family, she can plan the rest of her life. When she is healthy, she can be more productive, and when her reproductive rights including the right to decide the number, timing and spacing of her children, and to make decisions regarding reproduction free of discrimination, coercion and violence are promoted and protected, she has the freedom to participate more fully and equally in society. Without women, the world would not exist. Women as a whole take on a huge responsibility in society and the life of humans. In this art statement, the girl is seen facing north, which implies how women are powerful enough to succeed and go up. Even though we have more rights for women in this age they are still facing difficulties in their day to day life. For example, domestic violence is a huge issue in a woman’s life, in my art statement, an eye is seen with a teardrop coming out. The harassment, pain, and violence a woman faces cause emotional and mental distress.

In hence, Women are faced with countless difficulties. But we do not let that hold us back, the pain and distress women face are nothing new but we will fight till we are equal.

 

Name : Tohuratun Chowdhury

Class: English1121

Prof. Hall  

                                                Women Empowerment

Gender equality is, first and foremost, a human right. A woman is entitled to live in dignity and in freedom from want and from fear. Empowering women is also an indispensable tool for advancing development and reducing poverty. Empowered women contribute to the health and productivity of whole families and communities and to improved prospects for the next generation. They place themselves on pedestals and force women to believe in their own inferiority to men and their incapability to excel educationally, politically, economically, and domestically. But the truth is that women will eventually advance in all these areas and come to realize that they do not need men to survive.

Many countries don‚Äôt give women the right they deserved as a human. I read the book ‚ÄúI Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban‚ÄĚ. ¬†This theme is the central focus of all of Malala’s activism. Growing up in and around a school, Malala learned quickly the power that education has to shape a child’s life, determine their future prospects, and give them the courage to speak up for what they believe in. It was because of her education that Malala was empowered to stand strong against the Taliban occupation of her home, and she has used her fame to try to give as many other children as possible the opportunity to go to school. On 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize. She changed her fear to her strength.

I made an artist statement about women empowerments. It’s not easy to being a woman every stapes they have to face a lot of conflicts. Women are the roots of the nations. They are the one who helps their child to take a leap in life, women are always ready to face any hardship in their life to raise their child. When a woman can plan her family, she can plan the rest of her life. When she is healthy, she can be more productive. And when her reproductive rights including the right to decide the number, timing and spacing of her children, and to make decisions regarding reproduction free of discrimination, coercion and violence are promoted and protected, she has the freedom to participate more fully and equally in society. Without women, the world cannot exist just give them a chance their one voice can change the whole world.

Creative project

Name: Tohuratun Chowdhury

Class: english1121

Prof: Carrie Hall

Creative project

For the creative project, my topic is ‚Äúwomen empowerment‚ÄĚ. I am using a book called ‚Äú I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban‚ÄĚ by Malala Yousafzai. When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price. Also, I will use a painting to show the power of women empowerment. I am planning to draw an eye and inside the eyeball, I want to draw a girl holding a book and price. Which will show that she achieved her goal after facing all the conflicts ¬†I will use some Malala yousafzai motivational quotes about women’s empowerment. I want to talk about this topic because some countries don’t allow women to get their education they think women should stay home and do all the housework. I want to show that women can change the world if you give them a chance. All the women and men should have the same right for education and work on their own career. Malala yousafzai faces a lot of conflicts to get her education in Pakistan. She got support from her family to face all the negativity but most girls don’t get the support of their family. I want to show the importance of education for women and they shouldn’t scared of anyone.

tohuratun chowdhury

Name : Tohuratun Chowdhury

class: English 1121

Creative project

For the creative project, my topic is ‚Äúwomen empowerment‚ÄĚ. I am using a book called¬†‚Äú I am Malala: the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the Taliban‚ÄĚ by Malala Yousafzai. When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price. Also, I will use a painting to show the power of women empowerment. I am planning to draw an eye and inside the eyeball, I want to draw a girl holding a book and price. Which I want to show that she achieved her goal after facing all the conflicts ¬†I will use some Malala yousafzai motivational quotes about women’s empowerment.

 

The point I want to discuss

  1. I want to talk about the importance of education for women.
  2. The conflict women have to face to get success.
  3. How women can change people thinking about women rights.
  4. Being independent.  

 

Cultural Identity

  1. Name: Tohuratun ChowdhuryClass: ENG1121
    Prof. Hall

Cultural identity

Every single person has their own unique identity and culture. An ‘identity’ is the¬†image that one projects out into the rest of the world and ‘culture’ is the image which¬†one has of themselves. Culture plays a huge role in shaping our identity. A person’s¬†beliefs and morals are made up of culture and remain throughout our entire life. Culture¬†is what made us the person we are today and determines who or what we choose to¬†associate our-self with. Our background and upbringing are what sets us apart from¬†everyone else because no one has been raised the same. My identity would not exist if it¬†wasn’t for my own culture and the values I have carried from it along the years.

The morals I have today exist because of the certain culture I grew up in. I grew¬†up hearing and listening to what my parents telling me what it acceptable for me to do¬†and what is not acceptable for me to do. Because of this, I learnt the difference between¬†what is right and what is wrong from my parents. My parents learned from their parents¬†and so on. It’s a generation of morals that I carry with me and refers to constantly,¬†sometimes without even realizing it. I was born in Bangladesh and even though I don’t¬†live there today, it’s definitely a huge part of my life. My parents have taught me to¬†assimilate my culture into my everyday life. Everyone has a different culture and¬†different habits based on how they were raised. It’s what sets people apart from others¬†and adds diversity to life.

When I came to New York everything was new for me. I was 14 years old I didn‚Äôt¬†know how to speak English it was hard for me when I start school. I had a hard time to¬†match with other students because they all know English. I used to take after school to¬†learn English and do my homework. I also face bully from some students because of I¬†didn’t understand English. On the break time, they used to sit like a circle and used to¬†ask my lot of bad questions like ‚Äúare you virgin?‚ÄĚ ‚Äúdo you go to the club?‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúDo you take¬†drugs?‚ÄĚ let’s have a se‚Ķ etc. I used to get nervous and I didn’t know what to answer¬†they made me a joker in the school where ever they see me they used to make fun of¬†me. Some of my classmates help me to face the situation and help me to inform our¬†teachers. This type of situation gave me more strength to work hard on my academics¬†and I graduated in 3 years out of 4 years from school.

Developing a concept of self or personal identity is a result of interaction with¬†people who make up your culture. You associate yourself with the larger group of which¬†you are a member. For instance, I am from Bangladesh so I consider myself as a¬†“Bangladeshi”. This is part of my identity. Islam is the religion I believe in – this is again,¬†part of how I identify myself. A person’s culture is usually what they are from, what¬†language. Sometimes our cultural identity could influence our perspective.¬†For example, I came from a Muslim family my mother she wear hijab and she had to¬†face a lot of bad comment when she goes outside. Some Americans think that Muslim¬†peoples are terrorist and they judge people based on their outlook. Therefore,sometimes our cultural identity could become a thread for us.

Cultural identity is one of the important things in our life to show us as person front of the world. Cultural identity is the identity or feeling of belonging to a group. It is part of a person’s self-conception and self-perception and is related to nationality, ethnicity, religion, social class, generation, any kind of social group that has its own distinct culture. In this way, cultural identity is both characteristic of the individual but also of the culturally identical group of members sharing the same cultural identity or upbringing.

I don’t live in Bangladesh but my identity is not going to change because I live in¬†New York. I think New York is the city of diversity where you can practice your culture,¬†religion, language, tradition etc. When I came here I learn more about other countries¬†which I never heard before and I also let people know where I belong. Realizing we¬†have more in common than not when I meet new people, I look at them as individuals. I¬†take into consideration the concrete, the behavioural and the symbolic for they all have¬†their place in a person being who they are.

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