the "t" with Trinity: live show edition
High school senior and Philadelphia Young Playwrights intern Trinity's take on Mouthful.
July 23, 2017:
I attended Mouthful's live podcast at The Kitchen Table Gallery, which was a wonderful experience. Before coming to the live event I had no idea what to expect. The podcast tells the story about Selena, a recent graduate of a Philadelphia High School who was put in the system while she was in high school. Selena talked about how she is going through a lot as a young adult. Being a teen living in a shelter is hard especially a 30 day one. She only planned on staying there for a few days but is struggling with trying to find independent living. She is currently working on trying to find a job to help pay for school but in order for her to get a job, she needs to obtain her birth certificate. Selena is a bright girl with a lot of potential. Although she has been through a lot, she still plans to attend Community College of Philadelphia in the fall.
Listening to Selena’s story made me appreciate what I have. Her story should be heard by many people. While in the car going home my mother and I had a conversation about Selena and how we could help her. Selena made a good point by quoting Yoda “Do or do not. There is no try.” As a child in the system, she stated that many times the caseworker may say they are trying to help her but instead of trying she wants them to get the job done. Growing up I always wanted to open up a home, for girls between the ages of 12 and 21. In my girl's, home I will focus on giving the girls a family they always wanted. Also, I will help the older girls with going to college and getting out the system. I wanted to open up a home for girls because I am very privileged to have a family and a place to call home. By opening up a home for girls I will be giving them a home and family.