This piece was part of an assignment that had to relate to University of Dayton’s campus community. Written spring 2017.
Humans live busy, tiring lives. Pulling an all nighter to catch up on homework, running errands all day and breaking a sweat while working out at the gym are all exhausting tasks that constantly occur for many people. The most exhausting of them all is often unspoken and goes unacknowledged: being female.
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This piece was assigned after reading multiple feature writing stores about self reflection and letters to our past selves. Written spring 2017.
To my 16 year old self
Dear 16 year old me,
I’m here to bring you the good news: you eventually get your braces off, you end up successfully removing that tacky One Direction bumper sticker off your car, and you actually survive high school.
You’re going to spend a lot of your high school years stressed, overwhelmed, and just bored. Your constantly flushed cheeks will slowly become a norm, mainly triggered when randomly being called on in class or social anxiety striking. Going to a private high school that overemphasizes cliques, being popular, or how expensive your prom dress was became understandably old after a while. Oh, and you’ll never have to wear khakis or polos again, thank god.
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This writing assignment focused on bringing a visual image or moment to life. In class, we watched “Next Truck”, a documentary focusing on the closing of the GM plant in Moraine, Ohio. I took one of the final moments from the closing of the GM plant and brought it to life through words. Written spring 2017.
The death of a GM plant
The day has finally come. On a cold winter day, the GM Truck Group is shutting down its plant in Moraine, Ohio. The plant is home to thousands of workers who spent a majority of their lives working for GM. This move by GM has left the workers afraid and saddened as they try to scramble for new jobs.
The living, breathing entity that was the GM plant is taking its last breaths. The plant is on its deathbed.
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