An essay written for a scholarship

My mother began working at the age of 12. Her family lived in poverty, so the kids who were able to went and got jobs to make sure they didn’t starve. Once she became 16, she left to the United States, and found herself in New York. She struggled to find work for the first months, and had to resort to sleeping on park benches. Eventually, she found a job at a factory and a home to live in.

The goal to make a better home for her mother drove her to work nonstop. Even while her body was getting…

Joshua Blas

Designer, Artist, and NFT enthusiast.

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