What expectations did you have at the start of the class?
At the start of this class, I was expecting not to do The Power Within project. I remember when I first found out my classes, I told my friend that I was nervous because I didn't want to write a personal story and read it aloud to others. My friend had told me that Max was the one who created the project, and since he moved up to 12th grade, the teachers this year probably weren't going to do the project. I believed her when she said that. It turns out that we did have to do TPW project and looking back now, I am thankful that we did that project. It helped a lot of students grow including myself.
A memorable moment would have to be exhibiting at Project Reo Collective and reading our personal stories aloud. That entire experience is something that I won't forget because of how everyone's story was so powerful in their own way.
How have you evolved as a humanitarian and or writer this semester?
I have evolved as a writer this past semester by taking my peers critique and implementing it into my work. This semester, I feel like I have been able to let myself become more accepting when my peers give me critique. Last year, I wouldn’t take critique into consideration because I felt like it was going to take away from the work that I did and I didn’t think it was necessary.