The house I grew up in. It was all white then, and instead of a picket fence there was a tumble-down, detached garage. The maple tree in front was spindly but climbable.
If you want to know more about my unusually intellectual childhood, you will soon have the opportunity. My essay, “From Candy to Courage,” has been accepted by the Scarlet Leaf Review. According to their About page, the review has an interest in global identities and cultures. My essay fits with this because it is about the formation of my political consciousness through education about and contact with different cultures and both national and international issues. I look forward to becoming part of this publication’s contribution to the conversation around global issues today.
Photo credit: My former house, taken by me. 23 March, 2015.