Personal Narrative: Leave Of Absence From Howard University

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Three years ago, I was told that I would have to take a leave of absence from Howard University. A representative of students affairs and my mother we concerned for my well-being, and decided that a semester at home would be best. Home was family and friends, home was familiar, home was comfort, but when I returned my childhood friends no longer wanted to associate themselves with me, and the students at my new school saw my blackness as a token. I was looking for support, but home wasn't the sanctuary I was expecting. Every day wasn’t a nightmare; I have many wonderful memories of the last two year, but on my bad days when I needed someone to be there for me; I felt alone. I’ve worked really hard to come back to this university both
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