She Did That! Highlighting Priscilla Amado by Jayla Amado


Lauryn Hill once sang “see no one loves you more than me, and no one ever will” and when it comes to Priscilla Amado, this is EXACTLY how I feel and that’s why I want to highlight her in all of her amazingness.

When she was in high school and I was in elementary school, I would sleep in her room and she would wake up at 4 in the morning to get ready for school. She would take so much time frying her hair, caking up her face wearing her true religion jeans, uggs waking me up to latch her tiffany’s bracelet every morning. Fair to say she was a very materialistic, selfish person or at least that’s how I saw her. 3 years ago that woman saved my life, literally, and that’s not something a lot of people can say. She makes lives better and without her, I would not be here;  that's what makes her so phenomenal in my eyes. She is always educating and helping others even when she doesn’t have to. That selfish 17-year-old turned out to be one of the most kind-hearted, selfless people I've come to know in my life. She’s an inspiration to me and a role model that I needed when I was feeling like a prisoner in my own body. She makes me feel loved, and like I can do anything. She appreciates and listens to the things I have to say. She's not just my aunt, she's a mother, sister, and friend to me. She’s opened me up to a whole new world I didn't know existed and because of that, I'm not like everyone else. She has a community garden in Brooklyn, NY in which she grows organic food for the people. She runs and puts together so many different workshops to share all the knowledge she has with others so they go home with the knowledge that you can’t get from school. There are no words for the amount of wisdom and life truths that she has given me. Titi, if you're reading this, you are phenomenal and I acknowledge everything you've done for me and for the community, thanking RA that I have someone like you in my life. You are giving, loving, and there is a piece of God in you. For that, we honor you.

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