My name is Nadira Benjamin. I am a 15 year old junior currently attending South Brunswick High School. My interests are writing and music. I also enjoy arts and crafts in my spare time. Throughout the school year, I take part in various musical groups and clubs such as our Step Club. I am a black activist spreading my message through my writing. My work tends to tell the story of black people in hostile and oppressive societies such as America, while highlighting the struggles we face. In the past, I have challenged my local educational system regarding the insensitive use of controversial literature. Through my writing, I will continue to be the voice of those who have been silenced.