Entries by tyamerica

That Day of My Childhood – Yemisrach Reta

I always thank that day, what day? It was the day I joined Sunday School. My brother was 12 years old, and he is 6 years older than me. That day was Sunday morning while he asked me to go to the church with him. I was very excited to hear that because he was […]

Yesenia, An American Mexican Immigrant

My name is Yesenia Martinez, I was born in Denver, Colorado. I am 20 years old. My story began hard when I born and my father was in prison. My mother had to take care of me and live with my father’s family. They weren’t nice with her. She was a young and strong women, […]

Thank You America – Xiaoyong Olsen

More than 40 years ago one morning in a small village in Northwest China, as usual a little girl went to her neighbour’s house to chat with her 60 years old friend. She told her friend that one day when she grew up she would take her to America, Great Britain… This scene had been […]

Thank You America – Nasima Zahedi

While I was growing up in Kabul, Afghanistan, satellite television went from being a novelty to a way of life, and brought us Hollywood’s rendition of American life in the 90′s: the flashy cars, the casual witty banter, the freedom of movement available to the actors, who never appeared to be bound by national borders […]

I Love Swimming – Alember Adugna

Do you think swimming is satisfying? Swimming is enjoyable activity that provides better satisfaction and more fun. It helps to stay in good health as well as body strength. In this reason, most people love it. When I was a child, I loved swimming. Swimming was my best sport activity and it gave me a […]

American Solder Dream – Muorwel Malual

“The people are so busy dreaming the American dreams, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they’re all asleep at the switch, consequently we are living in the age of human error” says Florence King. As a person who was born and raised in South Sudan, a country located […]

My Past, Present and Future – Amina Ahmed

Many say that struggles are a blessing in disguise. Struggles in life can either make you or break you. They are a test that each and every one will experience. Some find a prize at the end while others learn important lessons that will stay with them forever. In my case, I found the prize […]

MY Live in America and Ethiopia – Abebe Workneh

I never imagined I would live in the United States. I was born in Ethiopia, and I grew up in Gondar, but my childhood was not good because my father passed away early. After my father died, my mom helped me with a lot of things, and nobody helped me except my mother. After we […]

My Best Friend – Dora Imelda Porras

It was in the summer July 1988 when my best friend Ivette and her family visited Mexico. It was a beautiful, hot morning. My mother came to wake me up, and she said “Dora, Ivette is here!” I cleaned my teeth, face and brushed my wild, curly hair. I picked a new outfit; it was […]