Author Archives: leilanny

“Napping while black” is a essay that shows how black are categorized in society because of their skin color. In todya’s society racism has increased, and every day racism takes accion in the trains, restaurants ect. Either because of religion, race, color. This eassy remains me to the firts time I went to my high school. Dominicans are known by people for being  loud, speaking fast, like dancing and don’t speak properly . So when I went to my high school a 70% of the students there were Dominicans, and they start questioning me and doubting my nacionatily because I was so quiet and I did not act like them. Becuase of this they used to make fun of me, and they always got me apart. This experience teacheas me that even in your won race you can be steriotyped if you act different, but it is because of the myths and beliefs that people still has that people have to act a certain way or look an certain way to be accepted in a group of people.

A place that matters to me is the high line park. A place where you can relax and feel comfortable is a place that is most likely to become your favorite place to go, for me the high line park is that place. The high line park used to be a railway, but since it was abandoned the railway was repurposed as an urban park. This park has sits where people can lay back and look at the sky, it also has a wonderful view of the street with a big glass window that allows you to look at the cars passing and take beautiful pictures, it also keeps the vibes of a railway by showing some of the train tracks through the green grass. Besides this park is beautiful the main reason because this place matter to me is because my best friends and I used to go there every Wednesday after school to chat and talk about our life and experiences becoming that place our favorite place. My friends and I shared very specials moments at the high line park and that’s why it is a place that matters to me. This is a place where you can appreciate the beauty of the world and also the beauty of life by looking around and noticing that every person that goes there is different and they all have a different purpose by going there, some to take pictures, others to relax etc… just like in life we all have a different purpose  and that’s what I want people to feel when they go to the high line park.

Procrastination is one of the most difficult obstacle to overcome in High school, and more if you are a senior, because you think that everything is over, but there’s still classes to pass and regents to take, so it is not over yet. The idea of finally getting out of high school was refreshing at first, so I became a user of procrastination, meaning that all the homework and responsibilities that I had to do I replace it with insignificant activities that didn’t end up giving me something positive. This activities took away significant time to work on what really was important at that time, that was my graduation. What made it hard to overcome procrastination was that going late to class became a habit for me and I wouldn’t think about that class as a class where I had to pay too much attention since it was the spanish class and I thought it was going to be easy for me since spanish is my native language. Most of my classmate in class 2018 took that year to procrastinate and they would go to class just to have fun, but having fun is not forever. Marking period is always around the corner and when that time comes, everyone start to freak out, because everything they did in that marking period was having fun or for me just cutting class, I didn’t like to have “fun” either, just wanted everything to end. Hence having lack of interest in the class and having not much people that will really motivate me to go to class push me to the edge of the fancy word “procrastination”. When I saw my report card, and saw the low grades I thought “is it really necessary to have another incentive apart from graduating with honor?”. That Idea keeps spinning in my head until I decided that it was a time for me to change, and that my graduation was enough reason to speed up and live the lack of interest in school behind. Since that day I started to think about myself and do what it was required for me to do, no matter if my classmate didn’t want to do their homework because at the end is all about being independent and knowing how to manage your time properly. Their will be time to waste but in order to have that, is necessary to respect the time that is destined to work, and having a mindset very organized and knowing every time what is that I have to do help me and I think can help everyone out of the procrastination zone.

“El Monumento” located in Santiago De Los Caballeros Dominican Republic, remains me of my childhood, the place where I grew up and where I spent the best 14 years of my life. This image is important to me because that is the city where my father and my brother died, the city where my mother had to fight alone for her two daughters, the city where I was surrounded
with delinquent but I learned not be like them. But it also was the city where I learned to love without condition the city where I learned that family is the most important thing that a person can have and they are always going to be there for you. In sumary, all these experiences are what made living in Santiago the best experience of my life and that is why every time I see this image I feel proud of where I came from because this is the city where my roots where implanted