I am somebody. I was somebody when I came, I’ll be a better somebody when I leave. I am pwoerful and I am strong. I deserve the education that I get here. I have things to do, people to impress and places to go.
― Rita Pierson, from her TED Talk about education and the empowerment of students. This is a mantra she teaches them. I struggle with this kind of thing and I found it incredibly uplifting. (x)

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