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Like most young girls, I grew up dreaming of my wedding day. I would always picture myself standing in front of my family and friends in a beautiful, white gown. It felt like a fairytale with the typical happy ending where you would “ ride away into the orange sunset”. The vision was so clear that I could see the man of my dreams staring back at me. As I grew older, I realized the fairytale wedding and husband I always dreamed about was nothing more than a fantasy.
It all began when I first met my prince charming at 16 years old. We met during the time of the evacuations for Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans, LA. The high school I was attending had a lot of refugees enrolling in our school from there. When they did arrive, the environment of our school completely changed. There were fights between Houstonians and newly enrolled New Orleans Refugees, which, became routine at school. It seemed like every other day we had lockdowns because someone had weapons on school grounds or it was a gang related shooting. At that point, I was ready to leave the school because it was scary not knowing what could happen each day .
Then one day, I came across a young man in my homeroom class. I could tell he was from New Orleans by the obvious accent. He was very different because he was quieter than most News Orleans people I have encountered. I never seen or heard of him causing trouble. Once we started talking, his true feelings for me began to show . Although he was a nice guy, I was cautious because I seen and heard so much about people from New Orleans that was so negative. In the end, my…...

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