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Growing Up with Death

In Columns, Just My Bellybutton, Opinion by Nathasha Alvarez1 Comment

Growing up with Death sounds so weird, right? How can I possibly grow up with Death, something that is the total opposite? But that’s how I feel. Death has been in my life since I was in kindergarten. If you’re immersed in the world of people with physical disabilities, death might have been with you throughout your entire life.  

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Quality is a Priceless Gift

In Columns, Just My Bellybutton, Opinion by Nathasha Alvarez2 Comments

Yesterday was my birthday which I consider my personal New Year’s Day.  Every year I celebrate it. This year I did something different. One week prior to my DAY, I stayed away from social media and from people other than the necessary ones like my students. By doing this, I was able to give myself an audacious gift!