Meet the Graduates
The past five years with my Crossroads family have helped me to believe in myself and see that I’ve always been capable of leadership and of so much more.
Instead of allowing myself to be trapped by what I’ve been through, Crossroads has helped me to redefine myself and be more than what I’ve been through. I’ve nurtured my love of dancing and used my natural discipline and attention to detail to push myself and become an advocate for young women surviving abuse to find healthy ways to express and believe in themselves.
For my C5 Leaders Senior Community Service Project (Medallion Project) I created a dance series for young ladies who are on their own healing journey. My experience as a trauma survivor has shown me that verbal communication isn’t always easy. I see dancing as a non-verbal way to express emotion and process pain. Creating a dance series to promote positive emotional health has been a way for me to give back some of the support I’ve received.
I don’t know what my life would be like without Crossroads, but I can say that with it I’m eagerly anticipating graduating from the Boston Arts Academy and excited to attend Salem State University in the fall.
I plan on majoring in chemistry, minoring in psychology and managing a pre-med track course load. With Crossroads my life has been fuller and more beautiful than I could imagine and there’s so much more I have to look forward to.