Browsing: Teenager

By the time Alex reached middle school, the internal difficulties she had faced began to bear their fruits. Not only had the troubles at home increased, but Alex began searching for ways to numb the pain.

“The Bible also tells us to be careful about the company we keep,” her mom added. “We become like the people we spend time with.
“Even if we don’t think so, everything thing we watch and everyone we spend time with affects who we become.

I was the definition of untouchable in high school: a black girl in a white school, a working-class girl with wealthy classmates, and a Christian girl in an amoral environment. I was a pair of Pumas in a world of docksiders. Rarely asked out on dates or invited to parties.