She sits on the left side of the stage, behind a thin wall next to the other contestants, clad in a soft yellow, floor-length dress with a matching scarf tied around her neck. She holds her hands clasped in her lap, her legs, ever so slightly, move to the beat of the music. Continue reading
It’s been just over a year since Fedner was welcomed into the Lighthouse.
Some days, I still question the decision to bring him in, doubting my adequacy in making such a pivotal choice for his life. Continue reading
At the end of the 2013-2014 school year, Adriano was the only student at the Lighthouse who failed his grade. His score made it obvious that he had hardly tried. He was, nonetheless, defeated as the other kids celebrated their passing scores. Continue reading
Although the details of their first chapter are still unknown, I imagine it begins like this. Continue reading
Her story begins in the town of Cabaret, just north of Haiti’s capital, Port au Prince. She spends the first several years of her life with her mother and her brother, who is just one year older. Continue reading
I can still picture him at the orphanage where he was just one of over 100 kids. He was 2 years old, covered in dirt, wearing a tattered T-shirt too big for his body. Continue reading