Okay, I have two extremely different topics I want to use as my personal statement for Common App but I can’t decide if I want to go with my personal, risky one (sexual assault) or if I should go with my “backup” essay on my fear of stairs.
My risky one has a brief statement that I was sexually assaulted, which is then followed by an anecdote. The anecdote is of me swallowing my fears and reaching out of my comfort zone by presenting an art piece I painted in front of my class(the art piece symbolizes how the media can encourage/discourage women from coming out about their assault)
The essay about my fear of stairs will include an anecdote of how I first found out about my silly fear. Within the story it will explain how I learned to adapt to this fear and how I live comfortably with it.
Don’t worry, I have ways for both of these essays to explain my growth and who I am as a person because of these.
Any feedback please!!