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by Anonymous - October 15, 2009

Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.

People often tell me how much I look like my grandmother. They say we share the same eyes, the same nose, and the same eager smile. What they don’t realize, however, is that the five-foot, white-haired, 61-year-old woman beside me is not my grandmother, but my mother. My mother’s frail exterior belies a rambunctious dreamer with an enduring passion…

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