the adventures of yoshi

…via We Are the 99 Percent

Posted in Blogosphere, Food for Thought by yoshi on October 11, 2011

Dear friends,

I am lucky enough to have a good job and minimal college debt thanks to scholarships, work study and grants. I just want to say that I understand. I grew up poor and moved upwards of 20 times because of several evictions. At times, I was homeless and other times I lived with friends. During my junior year of high school, I lived in a hotel and on the one year anniversary of the beginning of my stay there, I was accepted into my state’s flagship university. I consider myself lucky since many of my friends struggle. I would like to tell you all that your courage, resolve, and engagement will lift you from the doldums and activism akin to this has helped people like me. I thank you for your passion. 

In Solidarity with my brothers and sisters,

99 Percenter


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  1. coachrahul said, on October 11, 2011 at 10:14 AM


  2. Taniistell(stelllaaadoll) said, on October 14, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    That is so inspiring. I’m currently unemployed for the past year, I have a college degree and yet the college i use to attend cant even help find a job for me. Knowing I’m not the only one going through hard times, makes me feel like my time will come to shine. It’s just a matter of patience and determination.

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