Reflection on Sweat

This was my first time seeing a Broadway play and honestly it’s not as boring as I thought it would be. the whole experience was just so different. If anything it caught my attention. Seeing a movie and seeing a live play shows you just how hard actors work to stay in character. The play was very diverse and it included people of many different backgrounds. Also it is about the work force which is a very current issue being that people find it hard to find jobs. I have seen companies lay off workers because they were under new managers so I’ve had some experience with how things go afterwards.


Sarah is such an amazing person to listen to. She speaks of her work so elegantly and the way she carries herself makes me appreciate her for who she is. She knows what she wants and she fights for everyone. She seems committed to making sure everyone is treated equally. Her presence was felt in the room. I also like how she encouraged us to take action in political affairs by making us believe that every person can make a difference.

Meaning of my name

I. Names are sort of a representation of who we are. My name is Rokhaya. To some people it may sound unique but to me it kind of isn’t because it is a very common name in my country. I was named after my mother’s sister. They aren’t exactly related by blood but they grew up together and were close enough to be sisters.
Growing up I didn’t realize the importance of the name I was given. I just thought I was named after my aunt and that was it. However when I left my country to move here to the United States, I felt a stronger bond with not only my name but the person I was named after and the culture I left behind. They have this thing in my family where they think you are usually similar to the person and I find that to be true. Just like my aunt I am caring, quiet and funny. Well, so I’ve been told.
However having a name that most people have in my country doesn’t mean that I am exactly like those people. I do not like to be compared to other people especially knowing that they are nothing like me. My name also doesn’t mean that I will become exactly like the person I was named after. I must be a better version if that makes sense.
In general what my name truly represents is the bond my mom had with her sister. I am the symbol of their friendship and for that I will always feel special. To be the only girl from both my parents and to be named after someone they were closely related to makes me feel good and it makes me realize that I will always have a special place in their hearts.