Internalize Oppression

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When I got my high school diploma at the age of 52, I was the luckiest and happiest person in the whole wide world I know the education is the key to my future. Ever since I got my diploma in 2011, I have been excited and planning for a way to go to college. Unfortunately, I was not able to obtain student loans due to a default on a prior loan about 30yrs ago. I was very disappointed by this, but I decided to focus on other areas to improve my life. When I became a PWG member, they gave me joy, inspiration and courage and I must say perseverance. In fact, I gained so much courage and perseverance from my experience with PWG that I went out and found my first job in quite a while at Walmart. During the time I have been working there, I realized that I am still striving for more in my life, and have decided to return to pursing my dream of attending college.
Dress for success was something that enables me to get back on the right track. I was lost half of my life using and abusing drugs and I can’t undo what is already done. I do know I can change my future its not where I’ve been but where I am going that counts. I believe in miracles and I have faith, when I decided to get my life back on the right track I knew that education was one of the most important thing anyone should obtain in their lifetime, so by me receiving this scholarship I will be truly grateful. I would like to work in the field of Social Service, not only will it help me but I will be able to help others which is a passion of mines helping people who struggles whether it be homelessness whether it be an addiction or mental illness it would be a great pleasure to be of service being that I can identify. I am currently recovering from drugs and alcohol which I am not ashamed to say because some of do recover.
In addition to going through and graduating Dress for Success I got involved…...

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