Hello my name is Oscar. I was born on January 20, 2000. My nationality is Honduran but I currently live in New York. Something important that characterizes me is that I always try to help the people who need it most. Something important that happened in my life was when I got the news that my mother had defeated cancer. But my life took a very sad turn. Months later the cancer came back and my mother died. But mom always left us something to learn and the lesson she left me was always to fight for your dreams and always want to live.

What I like most about coming to school is always learning something new and spending time with my girlfriend and friends. Sometimes I am very good at math because there are some issues that are very easy for me. But I am better at gym classes because I like sports a lot. I am very good in sports such as soccer and running. Practicing a lot I get to love these sports a lot.

I think that graffiti must be legal in schools and communities because graffiti is an art of personal expression. Graffiti is an illegal art. There are a lot of artists with a good future in the streets painting in any part of the world with great talent. Graffiti helps them to express themselves. To imagine them graffiti makes you feel free of expression and every graffiti has something to teach. Graffiti although it is an illegal art does not necessarily have to be considered as vandalism. GRAFFITI IS ART, NOT VANDALISM!!!

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  1. Cory 5 months ago

    hi oscar,
    im glad someone finally speaks on graffiti being legal because in San Diego california (where i am from) its illegal here so we try the best not to get caught into any situatuion. i suppoer the fact that we should make it legal so we can express oursleves more and not having to be held because of it. i know losing your mother was hard but i really hope you live up to your dream and get through other difficult times.

  2. Kheriya 5 months ago

    HI Oscar, I felt many emotions reading your post. I can never imagine loosing my mom. You are a strong individual. I do agree with you that graffiti is art. Kids feel like kids doing it. They use it to express themselves or some might even use it to get through something. Thanks for speaking on this situation I hope some time in the future these policies change. I look forward to seeing your future posts!

  3. Samil 8 months ago

    Dear Oscar,
    I am Sad about your story because your story says that your mother died.
    One thing you said that stands out for me is: “I think that graffiti must be legal in schools and communities because graffiti is an art of personal expression.” I think this is true because… I AGREE THAT GRAFFITI IS ART.
    Your post reminds me of something that happened to me. One time, I saw by my house there is a graffiti that shows a man drawn with his son who represents love. It is very beautiful.
    Thanks for writing. I hope to see what you write next because you have been very strong because you no longer have your mother and that is very difficult for a young person.

  4. Samil 9 months ago

    I like you history my brother boludo

  5. Louis 9 months ago

    Hi Oscar,
    Your story is very interesting and like how you explain channeling emotions into your art. I also like your comment on why it shouldn’t be illegal and I think this is good but I feel like you should talk about other forms of art that are deemed not good to the world but evoke artistic ability and emotion. Such as rap and how its are form has changed to different forms and shown rebelling interest just like graffiti.
    https://harvardpolitics.com/covers/evolution-rap/

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      Oscar 8 months ago

      Hi Louis, I really like what you think about graffiti and rap are two arts that will prevent a lot but hurts that are not considered very good for society. luck in everything.

  6. alex 9 months ago

    Hi Oscar. I like reading about you, you seem to be a really cool guy with a lot of great talents and attributes. I also particularly like your passion for graffiti, I think that if done well graffiti can be a really col thing to look at. You should read this article below about the pros and cons of graffiti on society, it really taught me a lot.
    Best of Luck
    -Alex
    https://artscolumbia.org/essays/graffiti-art-vandalism-43288/

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      Oscar 8 months ago

      Hi Alex, thank you for reading my story and that you liked it, thanks for the information you left me. luck in everything.

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