Only One Ice Cream Can Describe Me – Nonfiction by India Akua Mendonça 

Only one ice cream can describe me. People have strong feelings about it; they either hate or love this ice cream. Some taste this ice cream and fall in love with it, and some taste this ice cream and begin hating it, reacting negatively to the taste. Then there are those who judge this ice cream and its ingredients without even tasting it. Some people compare this ice cream to mint toothpaste with chocolate sprinkles on top of it.

I can relate to the way this ice cream is treated by some people. I have faced the same problem for most of my life thus far. People have strong feelings about me, too. When they meet me for the first time, they either hate me or love me. Some people understand me and love me madly. Then, there are those who do not understand me and instead hate me, reacting negatively to my personality. 

Most of my life, like this ice cream, is a series of misunderstandings, which is depressing because of how straightforward I am. I am a controversial ice cream. A part of the world says that I am not normal and ensures that I cannot accept myself. However, making everyone happy is impossible. I want people to figure me out and just enjoy my company. Sigh! It is not easy to be me. I am a mint chocolate chip ice cream.
India Akua Mendonça

India Akua Mendonça is a stay-at-home mother who loves reading, exploring new places, going to the beach, going to restaurants, and listening to bossa nova music. She received her A.A. in Liberal Arts from Chabot Community College and her B.A. in Black Studies from University of California, Santa Barbara. Before becoming a wife and mother, India worked at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University as a Document Specialist. She and her husband purchased a home in Lake County in 2012 and in 2017 married each other in the living room of their lovely home. She is currently a homeschool teacher to her five-year-old daughter, and she enjoys every minute she spends witnessing and cultivating her daughter’s education. India feels fortunate to have the option and the opportunity to teach her daughter how to read. She lives with her husband, Marco, their daughter, and their three birds in Clearlake Oaks, CA.

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