Humans of New York
Humans of New York
06/20/2017 at 22:15. Facebook
“My older brother was my hero growing up. Everyone called him ‘Jise.’ He was this hip-hop dude. People loved him, especially the girls. Everyone knew when he walked into a room. I was the opposite. I blended into the crowd. I was quiet. I made straight A’s. I liked comic books and action figures. So I always looked up to him. He was murdered one night in 1989. Somebody shot him. I...
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My older brother was my hero growing up Everyone called him Jise
Sean McNulty
Matt Meenan
Wahaz Ahmed
Humans of New York
Humans of New York
06/16/2017 at 18:32. Facebook
“My English is not good. Spoken English is very difficult. But I want to study at Columbia so I am trying to improve. I decided to come to America because of Forrest Gump. I’ve watched the movie five times. I like Forrest very much. Forrest is very simple. He picks one thing, and he keeps going. When I was young, I thought Forrest was stupid. But now I have a different view. I think...
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My English is not good Spoken English is very difficult But I
Stephanie Zurita
Daycia D Harley
Daija White
“My mother wasn’t the best person in the world. She was hooked on heroin for most of my life. She sold our childhood home for drug money. She left me alone to raise my brother and disabled nephew. I used to wake up every night to feed him and change his diapers. I supported us all on the $5.15 an hour that I earned from the grocery store. My mother passed away a few months ago, and I...
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My mother wasnt the best person in the world She was hooked
Jes Goulet
Vanessa Brüning
Ramulus Habibi
“Graduation weekend was a nightmare. My parents haven’t spoken to each other since my dad had an affair. Yet they both wanted to come to the ceremony. So we spent the whole weekend together. Except they didn’t speak a word to each other. It was ninety percent silence and ten percent me talking about nothing. The celebration dinner was the worst. Nobody said a word. I ended up drinking...
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Graduation weekend was a nightmare My parents havent spoken to each other
Carl J Speed II
Scott Kay
Kathryn Helen
"My first husband had an affair after eighteen years of marriage. So I made this one wait nineteen years before I married him."
My first husband had an affair after eighteen years of marriage So
Salman Aziz Khattak
Nicole Mazzei
Rosie Finizio
“I lost my job last week. I was there for six years. It was the first job I’ve ever lost. It’s hard not to take it personally when someone tells you that you’re not needed. There were ten people on my team, and I’m the one they chose. So my mind has been running through all the possible things I could have done wrong. The first few days were the hardest. I spent a lot of time crying. ...
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I lost my job last week I was there for six years
Bobbie Liegus
Rachel Willy Perez
Zahea Kanan
“I don’t think I’m going to miss eighth grade. It’s been a tough year. A lot of my friends are struggling with depression and self-harm, and it’s hard for me to watch. I just care about them so much. Growing up is so hard for some people. It’s such a big thing. It’s your foundation, I guess. You’re becoming you. It’s such a big thing and we’re going through it right now. Some of my...
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I dont think Im going to miss eighth grade Its been a
Tim Meyfarth
Amber Bangel Merrill
Kasey Roberts
“I grew up in an abusive household where I never got any approval. I always felt unattractive and gross. But everything changed the first time I walked into a gay club. Everyone turned to look at me. I was the newest thing. I felt like I could have anyone I wanted. It was the first time in my life that I felt a sense of power, and I became addicted to it. I started using sex as a way...
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I grew up in an abusive household where I never got any
Grace Porter
Lee Panache
Salman Aziz Khattak
It's been about a year since we raised nearly $4 million for the Pediatrics Department at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. To mark this anniversary, MSK put together a short video featuring updates on several of the children that were profiled. It's wonderful to see how far they've come.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
MJ Litfaßäule
Erica Snyder
“I’m driving to pay off my student debts. I had to start college late because my father had a stroke shortly after I graduated high school. He couldn’t afford to stop working. So I worked in a fried chicken restaurant seven days a week while he recovered. When he first came home from the hospital, I carried him down the stairs. He had tears in his eyes. My father emigrated from Pakistan...
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Im driving to pay off my student debts I had to start
Daniel Khang
Ana Cole
Ramulus Habibi
“I’m turning thirty in July. And I’m still working out a lot of childish things in my dating life. I’m learning how to communicate. I’m learning to ask myself: ‘What do I want?’ instead of ‘What can I take?’ I’m learning that another person can never ‘complete me.’ And I’m learning that in certain moments it’s OK to not like somebody—even if you love them. It’s taken me longer to figure...
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Im turning thirty in July And Im still working out a lot
Samira Amen Fawaz
Ludka Orlowska-Kowal
Brittney Yunevich
“I’m practicing French right now. I want to move to Europe so I can force myself to start over. I have a nine-to-six job. It’s a good position. They pay me well. I love my team. But everything just feels so familiar. There’s no discomfort or uncertainty anymore. On weekends I go to the same neighborhood bar. I eat at the same restaurants that I know are good. I take interesting...
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Im practicing French right now I want to move to Europe so
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Kristine Taylor
Cathy Fouhy
“He’s an actor on Broadway. I broke up with him in December because he couldn’t manage his anger. He’d scream at me on subway platforms. Once he busted my lip while trying to grab something out of my hand. That was when I finally ended it. But he called me on New Year’s Eve and asked if he could go to a party with me. We’d bought our tickets months earlier. They were expensive so I...
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Hes an actor on Broadway I broke up with him in December
Jeanne Burch
Bi Nguyen
Alison Christine
“’I’m obsessive, but my obsessions are productive. I’m happy. I never get depressed. I find life very interesting. I paint for hours every day. I have 100,000 postcards at home organized geographically. And I’ve written a story about every day of my life between 1981 and 2011. I have 20,000 pages of notes. Right now I’m in the editing phase. I’ll be done with that in a couple years,...
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Im obsessive but my obsessions are productive Im happy I never get
Humans of New York
Victoria Rittinger
Larry Lizewski
“I asked her out during a movie. I was really nervous, so I executed with about half the talent level that I could have. I accidentally swallowed some cologne in the bathroom because I tried to open the packet with my mouth. Then I never actually had the courage to ask the question. I waited until there was a scene in the movie with a boyfriend and girlfriend, and I said: ‘That could be...
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I asked her out during a movie I was really nervous so
Theslena Green
Patricia Trujillo
Heather Jarrett
“I just had to sit down because I got short of breath. I was at a restaurant earlier where the manager had to seat me at the counter because I couldn’t fit in the booth. I have pain in my knees and my joints. I sleep with a breathing apparatus at night. And I’m a great candidate for a heart attack. I hate it. I hate the way I feel. But I’ve been overweight for so long that people assume I...
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I just had to sit down because I got short of breath
Mary Toepfer Dolce
Shane Beam
Raquel Joana Leal
“I grew up outside of Miami. It wasn’t easy to be young, black, and gay in my neighborhood. It was a very masculine space. All the guys played basketball or football. They wore oversize clothes. There was a clearly defined idea of what it meant to be a man. And I spent a lot of energy trying to meet that standard. I didn’t like sports but I played anyway. If I ever got bullied for acting...
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I grew up outside of Miami It wasnt easy to be young
Wendell Risher-Flowerz
Frances Thom
Ann Lemaiyan
“Having a child was the best thing that ever happened to us. But it is constant company with terrible conversation.”
Having a child was the best thing that ever happened to us
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Rebekah Isaacs
Dana Marie Breadwards
“I feel like I’m just starting, but I think I’d be fine if it all went away. I get that from my mother. From the moment I started singing, she always reminded me that all of this was a privilege, and could be taken at any moment. So singing is not how I define myself. I try to keep my identity rooted in my friendships and my faith.”
I feel like Im just starting but I think Id be fine
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Charlie Mullins
Gipsy Alvarez
“She has the biggest heart. Everyone sees her success as an athlete, but all of that is layered on the size of her heart. She gives 100% of herself to everything she does: as a friend, as a lover, and soon, as a mother.”
She has the biggest heart Everyone sees her success as an athlete
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Shana Villarreal
Guzman-Russell Kathryn