Thursday, June 14, 2012
What Shaped My Life: Claudette Colvin, Twice Towards Justice
By Vanessa Lopez
Claudette narrates her life looking back as an adult. Many life changing and important events occurred in her life that shaped who she is now in life. Now its my turn to look back at my life and decide what things shaped my life. Growing up it was hard for me because I did not grow up with my family. I grew up with my uncles. They took care of me. You might ask yourself why wasn't I sent to my parents?My dad worked out of state and he could not take care of me. My mom was illegal and for that case she could not be with me. Even though I was small I understood my parents' situation and I knew that what they where doing was to give me a better life. Now I am 19 and I look back at the things that happened to me as a child and I know these things that happened made me stronger and independent. I learned that every thing that happens to us helps shape who we are in the future. I believe that if people go back to their childhood/teenage years they will find what shaped them.