Personal Narrative: Breaking The Cycle Of Poverty

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I am mixed-race from the Navajo Nation and Caucasian communities; thus, I walk among two distinct communities with differing world-views. Unfortunately, most people I have talked with are unaware of the difficulty Native peoples have in breaking out of the cycle of poverty, but it’s a heavy reality in my life. My grandmother often tells me about her turbulent struggle raising seven children on a tight budget. This cycle, and the accompanying social factors that plagues my family motivates me to pursue college and to break this cycle! These hardships have motivated me to work even harder to improve my grades, because I know I can build a better future for myself. Understanding my grandmother’s unrelenting drive, has shown me that I can draw

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