Katya’s Story

When I first came to the US, I lived in an apartment complex filled with other international families.  I never really thought about race or the fact that I was different at first.  The first time I probably felt out of place was the first day of school when I was in 5th grade.  I wore a shirt and shorts while all the “cool” girls had Gap sweatshirts.  I remember them looking at me and making comments.  As soon as I went home, I told my mom that I needed to get a Gap sweatshirt.  They were expensive and we couldn’t afford them at the time.  For Christmas, I got the Gap sweatshirt and I immediately felt cool and had much more confidence.

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