This is the first submission of our new guest bloggers column from the girls of 826 Boston — a nonprofit youth writing organization that serves students ages 6-18. Enjoy!
My name is Nagwa.
I was born in Boston. I used to live in Brooklyn, New York until I was 5 and then I moved to Boston, Jamaica Plain. When I was 11, I moved again to West Roxbury. I currently go to the Boston Teachers Union K-8 Pilot School. My best friends are Savannah and Stella. I go to a Tutoring Service for Math on Wednesdays and Sundays. After school I like to go to Dunkin Donuts. My favorite stress toys are Squishies and Slime.
When I grow up I want to be a teacher. The reason is that I love children and I am a descendant of lots of teachers. I am going to learn to teach by following along to my teachers and see how they teach and when I teach, I can do similar things to what my teachers did. One of the fields I am interested in is technology. Some people in Africa don’t have access to technology. Boys have more access to technology than girls, but everyone should have equal rights. By focusing on technology and teaching technology, I will contribute to improving girls’ access to technology. I like to use apps but now I don’t only want be a consumer, but to produce technology.
Being a girl is about empowerment. There are many feminists who work hard for gender equality for all women and girls regardless of age, race, culture, religion, social class, or different ability. I learned the word “gender” when I was in preschool because my mom uses this word all the time. One day in Preschool my teacher read us a story about a cat named Ginger but I kept calling the cat Gender without meaning to.
I love reading books. In previous grades I read about woman who changed the world such as Helen Keller, Rosa Parks, and Harriet Tubman. Thank you for reading my blog post.
Girl Museum Inc.