My favorite this is to travel and explore beyond my limits
My favorite thing is to be surrounded by those who love me
My favorite thing is to eat my favorite snacks such as tootsie rolls, chips, and turkey sandwiches
My favorite thing is to gossip with my twin sister about everything that is going on in our individual lives
My favorite thing is to uncover many things in my culture I have not known before
Hello, My name is Houssaynatou (Who-say-not-to) Barry. I am known to family as the outspoken twin and to others as the comedian of one in a million. As a sophomore at John Jay College, I tend to be the average college student with dreams of having the perfect life but in reality I am far from it. But with the help of the knowledge I gain from school, that dream will someday become a reality. In my world I go by a distinctive motto - "live life to the fullest as if it is your last day". With family and friends support, education, and that motto as a driving force, anything can be possible.
“I only do it for you guys and to eventually go back home to Guinea”.
When you think something's special but was actually nothing.
The constant stream of sex, drugs, and suicide is ravaging NYC streets during this time period leads them to seek refuge in the infamous Studio 54.
That struck a cord with me in where I questioned why is it that the color of your skin has to place so many barriers.
It's crazy to think such inhumane people can do such a thing to another human being.
The title of hero seems to be given to whoever does any act of kindness.
Struggle is real and it can make you do crazy things.
Though the idea of pregnancy frightens me to death, I know that I 100% want to be a mother.
Humans can't control everything that is wrong with the world.
I mentally screamed 'WOMEN EMPOWERMENT'.
He said things that was surprising to our ears such as laughing about suicide, the unfortunate death of a guy that was murdered in a forest fire, and how the U.S. cattle produces the most cattle waste in the entire world.
At times me and my twin sister are looked at as that by those in the Guinean community. In my culture if you have children that are going to school, not getting into trouble, working, and helping their parents financially than your considered a golden child in the eyes of others.
Party Face is a comedy centered around a woman and her mother. Though she is grown, her mother thinks of her as a clueless little girl. She must prove herself to her mother that she is indeed an adult. But, the proving part will be a struggle.
The uncanny before and after life of Malcolm X
It seemed as though Robert Moses started off as a young gentleman with a huge imagination that he wanted to turn into reality. But as with many, the abundance of popularity and greed went to his head.
Barry has always had trouble finding the right one to like his unique personality and behavior. Therefore he found himself with women that eventually break his heart.
I am sure many know the storyline of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, because it's a classic, but you just never know what might happen when it comes Broadway...
One of the cast members was roaming around the theater barefoot while people took their seats. He looked so comfortable, as if the theater was his living room. Now I must say, this cast member was in character the entire time, even though the show had not started yet. He had the wardrobe, accent (Middle Eastern), and body language running while he interacting with the audience.
At the lowest point in her life, juggling her career, child, and dead beat baby daddy - Kat hopes for a miracle. That miracle was granted, because Ernest Shackleton. He heard her struggle through her music and took her on a journey a 100 years prior... Let me explain.
At first, I did not necessarily understand the title (Baghdaddy) except that the term came from the capital of Iraq (Baghdad) and after 9/11 the U.S. declared war on that country. Which was all I needed to know...
Unfortunately, one of those bad scenarios becomes a reality. And it had to do with her son, Micheal. In the middle of teaching she was disrupted by her principal and informed of a shooting that took place in a school that morning. She was then told that the shooting took place at the elementary school Michael attends...
The narrator interviewed the family members of the victims and I must admit it was getting emotional. As I mentioned before, these were young people who had a whole life ahead of them and that was unexpectedly taken.
The black and white images that appeared on the screen of those people who played significant roles in her life was like putting a face to the person. Throughout the show Monica mentioned her father and it was not till the end of the show that I realized that he helped her realize her true talent, to make people laugh.
Sell/Buy/Date goes in the mind of a professor specialized in the sex industry. Her curiosity is extreme and with that, she interviews and places herself in the shoes of the victims of it.
Indian Summer tells the awkward relationship between a guidette Long Island girl and a scrawny out-of-state boy. After a rough start, their relationship soon blossoms and they become each other's confidant.
John is obsessed with race track betting, but he wins many times - at the expense of his wife's worries that one day he will lose their life savings. The apartment building directly across the street, from them, is old and run down. One particular apartment is at eye level to the adjacent high rise and the family's apartment, that place houses an obsessed man, Les.
When I saw that Hiro was biracial (Japanese and white), I thought to myself, this seems rare especially in a state that is so country. But, unfortunately, her parents were far from resembling a loving couple. Masako, Hiro's mother, is so submissive to her husband that I'm pretty sure if Larry (the father) said bark like a dog on one foot, she would do it.
The first couple, who very much love one another, cannot seem to wrap their heads around the fact that the other is having an affair. They assume that the other is perfect, as if! Now I am not saying that I condone cheating on one's spouse, but no couple is ever perfect. The second couple are the friends of the first couple, supposedly. All of whom are cheating on one another with each other and than some, ewww!
There was an elderly couple, Dodge and Halie, living somewhere in the south. They had 3 sons (Ansel, Bradley, and Tilden). Ansel had passed, Bradley was handicapped (he accidentally cut off his lower leg), and Tilden had a mental illness. Halie was in denial about her dynamic family. I mean she tried to forget that she had a child who mysteriously disappeared one day (big family secret!) - who forgets that!
Marvelous has been doing all she can to erase her Zimbabwean identity - by refusing to speak shona (native language), not doing culture celebrations, and not talking about their family history. My mother is far from Marvelous. She is a professional in dragging my sisters and I to events (weddings, barbecues, birthdays, baby showers, etc) associated with people who are from where I am from. All in an attempt to expose me to my fellow "brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, and cousins" (they are not really related to me but in my culture we are all related).