Irene Jimenez: Baby Girl Essay

Irene Jimenez was only 19 when she gave birth to her first baby in San Antonio Matute, Mexico. The baby was expected to be a healthy girl. Jimenez was waiting for her daughter with so much joy and expectation. She had all of her things ready and waiting for her. When it was time for … Read more

A Narrative Essay On Cerebral Palsy

I remember crying in my father’s lap, sobbing, saying I didn’t want to do it. The nurse came over to me and said Do you think you could you drink this for me? What is it? I asked. It’s sugar water he replied. I drank it so fast not realizing how bad sugar and water … Read more

“Poverty, Chastity, and Change”: A book review

In her book “Poverty, Chastity, and Change”, the author Carole Garibaldi Rogers interviewed ninety-four nuns from forty different religious communities in North America. She gathered oral histories regarding the nun’s academic, religious, and emotional difficulties that were encountered throughout their lives. Each interview lasted a couple of hours and three basic questions were asked. “The … Read more

Yellow Wallpaper By Charlotte Gilman

In The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the unnamed protagonist is suffering from postpartum depression, which is caused by the rapid changes in levels of hormones such as estrogen, progesterone and thyroid due to the birth of a child. This depression can be brought on by stress and isolation right after birth. In this … Read more