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Musab Safi

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Esta Kamau
“I started boxing two years ago [and it] positively impacted my life by getting me in better shape and getting me healthier. [It] changed my lifestyle because back then, I didn’t have much to do, [but] now my life is more busy and whenever I’m bored I can just go to boxing. [My favorite part of being at the gym] is sparring, because I like to [fight] people. [While training for a match] we do a bunch of sparring, cardio work, running and sprinting. [Becoming a professional boxer] is an option but I don’t think it’s my major goal. But If I ever decide I want to, then I guess I’ll work way harder and make sure that when the time comes, I’ll have enough skill to become a professional boxer. Before I step into the ring for a fight, I get nervous and think about what everyone who’s watching is going to think and if the outcome isn’t what I want it to be. During [my first fight] I won the Golden Gloves Championship of St. Louis, and it was the best moment of my life. If you lose, move on and work harder, it’s nothing to be ashamed of [because] everyone will sometimes lose.” – Musab Safi, 10
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Esta Kamau, Humans of West Editor
Pronouns: she/her/they/them Grade: 11 Years on staff: 3 What is your favorite piece of literature? Lately it's been "The Summer I Turned Pretty." Who is your hero? Probably my brother. If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? Any type of rice because it's versatile.
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