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Humans of New York.  "He lets me paint his nails and put make-up on his eyes and he plays with me in my Barbie house which is like twenty feet tall.”

Humans of New York. "He lets me paint his nails and put make-up on his eyes and he plays with me in my Barbie house which is like twenty feet tall.”

Humans of New York.  "I had one friend, but he went to the next grade. To make a friend, you have to talk to them which can be very hard. Most of the time, when I try to talk to them, I fail. Everyone thinks I’m a geek. I want to be a lawyer when I grow up. But just a defense lawyer. Because I’m much better at defending people than I am at accusing people. But I’d only want to defend kind people. You can tell if someone is kind by their aura. Plus, I’m smart. I know so many math facts. Ask…

Humans of New York. "I had one friend, but he went to the next grade. To make a friend, you have to talk to them which can be very hard. Most of the time, when I try to talk to them, I fail. Everyone thinks I’m a geek. I want to be a lawyer when I grow up. But just a defense lawyer. Because I’m much better at defending people than I am at accusing people. But I’d only want to defend kind people. You can tell if someone is kind by their aura. Plus, I’m smart. I know so many math facts. Ask…

Humans of New York.  "What’s your favorite thing about your mom?”
“She nags me a lot. And I know that doesn’t sound like a good thing, but that means she loves me.”

Humans of New York. "What’s your favorite thing about your mom?”
“She nags me a lot. And I know that doesn’t sound like a good thing, but that means she loves me.”

Humans of New York.  (3/4) The Bernice Johnson Dance Studio made me who I am today. It kept me off the streets. I hung around a group of kids who would go steal a car every Friday, but I could never go with them because I was always in the studio. Learning to drum made me feel proud. It made me feel like I was connecting to my culture, and also helping to pass it along. Our teachers took a trip to Africa every year. And they’d come back and talk to us about the latest dances and beats. I…

Humans of New York. (3/4) The Bernice Johnson Dance Studio made me who I am today. It kept me off the streets. I hung around a group of kids who would go steal a car every Friday, but I could never go with them because I was always in the studio. Learning to drum made me feel proud. It made me feel like I was connecting to my culture, and also helping to pass it along. Our teachers took a trip to Africa every year. And they’d come back and talk to us about the latest dances and beats. I…

Humans of New York.  (3/4)  “One night it got so bad that I got a gun and pointed it at him. I didn’t know how to use it. I didn’t even know if the safety was on. My son walked into the room at the time and tried to stand between us. Donald jumped over him, grabbed the gun, and pistol-whipped me. After that I tried to run away again. While Donald was taking flying lessons, I packed everything into a U-Haul and drove away so fast that the trailer came apart on the highway. When Donald…

Humans of New York. (3/4) “One night it got so bad that I got a gun and pointed it at him. I didn’t know how to use it. I didn’t even know if the safety was on. My son walked into the room at the time and tried to stand between us. Donald jumped over him, grabbed the gun, and pistol-whipped me. After that I tried to run away again. While Donald was taking flying lessons, I packed everything into a U-Haul and drove away so fast that the trailer came apart on the highway. When Donald…

Humans of New York.  "It was hard growing in the South as a biracial kid without a father. But I had some great male role models. My neighbor was an old school Italian guy named Bernard Monti. He let me be part of his family. I could walk right into his house after school without even knocking. One day when I was in 6th grade, I came into his house crying because an 8th grader across the street had called my mom a nigger lover. Mr. Monti told me that I was teaching the kid to disrespect me…

Humans of New York. "It was hard growing in the South as a biracial kid without a father. But I had some great male role models. My neighbor was an old school Italian guy named Bernard Monti. He let me be part of his family. I could walk right into his house after school without even knocking. One day when I was in 6th grade, I came into his house crying because an 8th grader across the street had called my mom a nigger lover. Mr. Monti told me that I was teaching the kid to disrespect me…

Humans of New York.  "I  I’ve been in America since January. But it won’t feel like home until I can get my mom here. For me, home is my mom. It was just the two of us in Panama. We did everything together. The day that I left was a terrible day. We slept together in the same bed that night. We cried in the house, cried in the car, and cried at the airport. I stood at the entrance of airport security for an hour, because we kept waving at each other through the window. My goal is to bring…

Humans of New York. "I I’ve been in America since January. But it won’t feel like home until I can get my mom here. For me, home is my mom. It was just the two of us in Panama. We did everything together. The day that I left was a terrible day. We slept together in the same bed that night. We cried in the house, cried in the car, and cried at the airport. I stood at the entrance of airport security for an hour, because we kept waving at each other through the window. My goal is to bring…

Humans of New York.  "I emigrated from Liberia at the age of eighteen, and a lovely Jewish family took me in and helped fund my education. Their names were Anne and William Rothenberg. They had never even met me before. But they allowed me to live with them and introduced me to everyone as their daughter. They would never explain beyond that—it was always just ‘our daughter.’ It was so fun to see the confusion on people’s faces. They’ve both passed away. But a few years ago I started a…

Humans of New York. "I emigrated from Liberia at the age of eighteen, and a lovely Jewish family took me in and helped fund my education. Their names were Anne and William Rothenberg. They had never even met me before. But they allowed me to live with them and introduced me to everyone as their daughter. They would never explain beyond that—it was always just ‘our daughter.’ It was so fun to see the confusion on people’s faces. They’ve both passed away. But a few years ago I started a…

"When I travel, I like to use different accents and pretend that I’m not a Bostonian. Let’s say I go to New York and I use a British accent: ‘Hello, can you tell me where the T is?’ I get a kick out of it. But I can’t do it on the spot. It has to come to me, and then I assume this random personality.” Cambridge, MA.  | Portraits of America, ph. Ivan Velinov

"When I travel, I like to use different accents and pretend that I’m not a Bostonian. Let’s say I go to New York and I use a British accent: ‘Hello, can you tell me where the T is?’ I get a kick out of it. But I can’t do it on the spot. It has to come to me, and then I assume this random personality.” Cambridge, MA. | Portraits of America, ph. Ivan Velinov

“It’s all love, man. White, black, blue, purple, it doesn’t matter. You shit, I shit. If I cut you right now, you’d bleed. If you cut me right now, I’d bleed. Everything you do, I do. Ain’t no difference.” Boston, MA | Portraits of America, ph. Ivan Velinov

“It’s all love, man. White, black, blue, purple, it doesn’t matter. You shit, I shit. If I cut you right now, you’d bleed. If you cut me right now, I’d bleed. Everything you do, I do. Ain’t no difference.” Boston, MA | Portraits of America, ph. Ivan Velinov

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