Hello! My name is Sasha. I am in fourth grade and am from New Jersey. I love math and sports. Even though my sister and mom expect me to like shopping, I’d rather play sports in the rain or shine. I live with my Mom, Dad, sister and my brother. My sister is fourteen, my brother is twelve and I am nine. My whole family is mostly athletic. Some things that make me, me are that I am Jewish, I have blue eyes and red hair. I read a lot and don’t like to sleep in like my sister does. I also don’t have my ears pierced like a lot of girls in my school.
My difference I want to tell you about is that I play squash. Squash made a huge difference in my life in a good and bad way. I am ranked 42 in girls under eleven years old in the U.S.A. I am also the only one in my school that plays squash. Squash is a racquet sport similar to racquetball. I was scared that people would make fun of me because I am different because of what I like to do with my time. Actually, some people have already made fun of me and laugh at me because of my sport. I kind of get it since at first they think I just eat a lot of squash but when I explain, they can tease me. Then, Mrs. Zucker came to my school and spoke to all the fourth graders and inspired me to “Don’t hide it, flaunt it.” Now I am happy to tell everyone about my difference. Now I am happy to tell everyone about my difference. Now I don’t care if people tease me because I am just happy being myself and expressing my difference.
In conclusion, I want everyone to know that you shouldn’t be afraid to be yourself and show them your own difference. Instead, you should be happy to to show it off no matter what anyone else says or does. You’re difference is what makes, you you!