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Student, Tunapuna Boys, Level 3
For as long as I can remember, I was a scared,
frail little girl, growing up feeling sadness.
As I awoke on mornings my little heart would
beat, afraid of what, I don t know. All I knew is I
wasn t going to be there when she needed something.
Off I would go, wondering and hoping that time of
day would come, soon.
Late again, another day of hurt and embarrassment,
as I cross the gate, they all stared and laughed at me.
Late line for you, late comer; soon, the teacher said,
homework on the desk.
I would be afraid to pull out my book from my
unzipped bag. I had no homework, for I had to give
all my attention to my sick and terminally ill mother.
Even though there were good times when I had done
my homework, when she was well enough, she would
show and teach me, being the well-educated person
that she was.
My father tried everything to save her, working
two jobs to make ends meet. My brothers and sisters
lashed out and grieved in their own way.
My struggle in school, with having problems to
read was very challenging for me but, that didn t
stop the children from making fun of me. When I
had to stand in front the entire class to read a book
or solve a problem on the board, I felt as though I
was in a deep, dark hole, screaming for the torment
to just go away.
As the terms went by, the teachers would just pass
me on to the next class, knowing very well that I
had difficulties reading. As the years passed, my
mother passed away. Soon after, I wrote Common
Entrance and failed.
Hurt as I was, I dropped out of school and started
working at the tender age of fourteen. Working in
a world I knew nothing about was terrifying enough.
Being afraid of what people would think, knowing
I couldn t read and spell correctly; but, I kept the
words of my mother in my head, have faith in yourself
and success will be yours.
A close friend of my mother soon became my
guardian mother. We became very close, all my trials
and happiness would fall to her ears. She had faith
and hope in me.
The day came when I was confronted by my fear.
A customer asked if I could read the ingredients on
a product because she forgot her spectacles. I started
Gilt City New York hosted a launch party for
Wendy Williams new book Ask Wendy on Mon-
day, at Asellina, Gansevoort Park, New York.
Wendy talked about the book and about the
dramas of life, working, love and how to find a
balance among all three. The book officially came
Wendy, 48, the popular radio and television
personality inspires legions of fans to face every-
thing from family woes to self-esteem issues. She
is known for telling it like it is throughout the
When asked why she used the word "Drama"
in each chapter title, she said:
"Drama is my middle name. But it doesn t
always have to be a bad thing.
"I get a trait from my mom, and its about mak-
ing lemons into lemonade...And I feel like there
is some drama that is good drama.
"And if you pay attention to what you re
going through dramatically, you can come
through on the other side being smarter than
you ever were." (examiner.com)
drama in new book
with the little confidence I had, reading,
fumbling and struggling with each
She said softly, if only I had my glasses.
I felt so embarrassed. I knew right there
and then something had to be done. I
can t feel this way every time I was con-
fronted with a situation like this. I knew
I could be better. I wanted to be able in
the future to read a bedtime story or
help my children with their homework.
I signed up for classes, but, in life
we have to expect the unexpected.
Challenges arise and the realities of life
kick in. In order to survive you have to
work. Shortly after I got married, I had
the support of my husband to further
my schooling. I am currently attending
Alta classes and I am determined to
read and spell properly, doing it with
confidence. I know I will succeed!
Play your part to build literacy. If you
have time, volunteer to be an Alta tutor,
a Reading Circle guide or to assist stu-
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already booked, sponsor an Alta student
for the year (TT$500). Call 624-ALTA
(2582) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Literary student: Test by faith
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