If She Can Do It
Written and Illustrated By: Chandler Colclough
As Layla laid down fast asleep,
she began to dream of what she can be.
As Layla laid down fast asleep, she began to dream of what she can be.
With Career Day running through her mind, what path will she feel most
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She walked in a studio eager to twirl, but she noticed she didn’t look like the average ballerina girl.
As dancers pranced around, she looked in the mirror, she was the only one that was brown.
The act of when someone or something moves in a smooth and pleasing way.
A woman walked in happy and smiling, Layla could not believe it, it was Debbie Allen!
"You may feel like an outsider, but don't be brown girls can dance too, so stay
The feeling of failure and lack of confidence.
The feeling of hope and high spirit.
“At your age I was for the color of my skin, but because someone believed in my skills, dance companies had to let me in.”
To not include, approve or accept.
Any sequence or time that goes uninterrupted.
change the game?"
"I went on to choreograph movies like Fame, but who would have imagine that I would have
"Today I own a dance academy named after me. Striving to show that black dancers
are important, can't
Pick a new path
Wake up Layla
The act of looking forward to something.
as a brown girl stood
tall before the nation.
She walked down the steps with a sense of
The girl wore a yellow coat as bright as the sun. “Introducing Amanda Gorman,” her moment has just begun.
After finishing her poem she proudly took her seat. Amanda looked at Layla, "you’re the person I want to meet."
I'm the youngest poet to speak at an
A ceremony that highlights an induction into office.
I'm proof dreams
do not have to stay in your imagination.
"I’ve looked up to figures like the amazing Maya Angelou.You should always find role models that spark the light within you."
Layla walked into a court where a basketball rolled by, she suddenly looked above and saw banners that hung high.
A voice asked, "Do you enjoy balling for fun?" Layla looked ahead and saw A’ja Wilson.
My story is rooted here at USC. There’s victories, school records, even a statue to honor me.
"I was the number one draft pick for the WNBA.
You can find me in an Aces jersey on tv while I play."
"Always aim for the sky, because there is no limit. Anything is possible, as long as your passion
is in it."
standing in a lab of supplies, Dr. Kizzy Corbett walked in by surprise.
To act in a suspicious or questionable manner.
"Have you considered STEM as a career? Let me tell you my story to make things clear."
When the world was hit with COVID-19, I used my skills to create the COVID vaccine.
a community that reflects you and I gives me the confidence I want you to apply.
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To portray, serve and/or act the role.
As the morning sun began to rise,
Layla slowly opened her eyes.
"I can be anything," she said
with Can you guess what career Layla wants to be?
To be filled with joy and excitement.