He describes how he fell in love with the movement, the language, and the ceremony of his Muslim family’s nightly prayers.
Ford weaves together her experiences of feeling at odds with her body, of being seen as a “distraction” to adult men, of being black and fatherless and hungry for love.
She writes, “It was evident that who I was inside, who I wanted to be, didn’t match the intentions of my body.
It was not until I took a college class on creative nonfiction that I realized memoirs were not just autobiographies of people with exciting lives.
Anyone with any amount of life experience can write a memoir—no dramatic childhood or odd-defying life accomplishments required.
It is a positive thing that patriotism is propagated since childhood, because children are the future of every country and if they love this country, they would strive to improve it further.
Patriotism is not the humiliation of other countries and ethnicities; it is a natural love and respect towards the native country and this attitude should exist in everyone if he wants his country to be prosperous and esteemed.
Without this factor there would be no wars, dignity and courage.
When the aggressor tries to invade the country, it can simple capitulate, but it does not, because there are people who want to see their country independent, flourishing and rich.
This personal essay is a tongue-in-cheek story about the author’s run-in with an alligator on the Pearl River in Mississippi.
Looking back on the event as an adult, Key considers his father’s tendencies in light of his own, now that he himself is a dad.