Today I had the privilege of meeting Angela Morales, who is a professor at Glendale Community College and is also the writer of the book “The Girls in My Town: Essay”. Ms. Morales’ book includes little passages of events that have happened to her throughout her life.
Ms. Morales read a passage from her book entitled “Bloody Feathers”, which made me want to buy the book and read it for myself even more.
Bloody Feathers was the name of a student Ms. Morales had. The student was a tall, Native American male who was feared by his classmates due to the fact that he was a former inmate.
Morales went on to explain what kind of student Bloody Feathers was, how he would only move if the other students moved, the way he communicated with classmates and his efforts to do well.
Morales concludes the essay by stating that Bloody Feathers stopping going to class and then disappeared. It turns out Bloody Feathers was arrest again violating probation. He called her for a couple days at 2 in the morning until one day she picked up to hear his story on what happened.
She then told the crowd that when she looked up Bloody Feathers, she learned that he passed away and that drove her to write this story.
I enjoyed learning about Ms. Morales’ story on how she became a writer. She explained her childhood and how she was an introverted child who would lock herself in her room for hours and hours, she reminded me a lot of Richard Rodriguez, writer of Scholarship Boy.
After going to her talk through on her book, I actually went out and looked for prices to see how much the books are because I am actually very interested in reading her book.