Most Recent Memoirs

Here are the most recent memoirs:

My Label This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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As a child, I always heard the words coyote, immigrant, Immigration, and I.C.E get thrown around here and there between my family. I never really knew what they meant, but as I started to grow I started to pick up on the meaning of these words.... (more »)
One Problem Makes a Difference
By , North Collins, NY
There are so many words to explain a thought. One thought leads to another without even trying. I would’ve never thought that this would actually happen. There were no signs from god. Why do bad things always happen to people that... (more »)
Repair of Our World This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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The plane landed in Tel Aviv with a thud, olive trees and soldiers lining the runway. With the 14-hour journey complete, I was reminded of the reason we’d come to Israel. The body of my grandmother, who’d just passed away, traveled... (more »)
Ohisashiburidesu This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I. Ohisashiburidesu. Long time no see. I whisper this to my Japanese notebooks as I swipe away the dust decorating them like faint snowfall. Buried in a box in the back room of my parents’ house, these notebooks truly haven’t felt... (more »)
Hitting the Slopes This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I hear the crunch of snow and don’t dare move. I know the ice is there, but for some reason, it doesn’t hurt. I breathe and slowly move each of my limbs, checking for broken bones. Somehow, my skis stayed on. My poles had flown out... (more »)
The Baklava Girl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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There was a restaurant on Free Street – a Greek place – with a slanted sign, whining neon lights, and baklava that was too sweet. So sweet you could feel the cavities dapple your teeth as you bit into the soft, flaky phyllo, the... (more »)
Back to Where It All Began This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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“Oh, so this your fake mom?” When you’re in second grade, hearing a comment like that tends to throw you off guard. But not me. Of course I was startled by my friend’s audacity, but I wasn’t surprised. In... (more »)
My Identity
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I live under the roof with four people well three but we consider my dog as part of the family.my mom, my dad, my sister eliana (aka, eli),bon bon, and me(aka,josefina). I consider myself the black sheep of the family but the twist is that... (more »)
Masterpiece This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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The stage lights of the Meyerson Symphony Center blinded my vision as I stared into the sea of audiences before me. Rows upon rows of seats were stacked on top of one another, curving in a gracious arc to surround the orchestra on stage. I cast... (more »)
Broke My Arm
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When I was 3 years old, I wrote with my left hand. I was in daycare playing on the playground. I was about to slide down the slide when my classmate, from behind, pushed me. When he pushed me, I tipped over the edge of the slide and fell to the... (more »)
Identity
By , Grafton, MA
For the last few years I have been lucky enough to play with kids older than me in hockey. And because of that age gap I always find myself struggling to make friends. Mostly the kids try to be open and invite me to their social group. But... (more »)
Identity
By , Las Vegas, NV
The way that my identity affects my life everyday is really frightening. I live in fear everyday waking up knowing till the day that I die that I cannot be like the others in this world. Knowing that I have a spanish background my life is... (more »)
Hug to a Brother
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It was in November 2012. My brother get the residence of US all my family are sad because my brother need to go to living in US but i am happy finally i get my own room, my own place. Finally the internet only for me I am so happy in... (more »)
Unfair Teacher
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When i was a little boy i remember when my teacher would treat me unfair with the rest of the students and i can remember most of it. As i got older and i went to 2nd grade my teacher treated me differently than all the other students in the... (more »)
Identity Essay
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I will always be proud of one of my qualities that helped me to understand my identity which is that I don’t care about what other people say in the way of negative comments, I always laugh when someone start saying negative things because... (more »)
The Cage
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It is true that being selfish or even feeling excitement is all part of human nature. It’s the general characteristics of human life that makes us who we are. I learnt this at a very young age. I was a seven year old girl who loved to... (more »)
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