Making the Impossible, Possible — Ms. Oral Lee Brown

Would you promise a room full of first-graders that if they worked hard and got good grades, you would pay for their college education? You might say, “If I were wealthy, of course, I would!” Would you still make that promise if you were making a salary of $45,000 per year? Welcome to the remarkable … Continue reading Making the Impossible, Possible — Ms. Oral Lee Brown

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MFA Application: Personal Essay

"I don't think you have time to waste not writing because you are afraid you won't be good enough at it" -- Anne Lamott in Bird by Bird. Fear made me hold my breath. For three years, I sat on my MFA application stewing in fears of rejection. I kept waiting for a sign to … Continue reading MFA Application: Personal Essay