2021: The Year in Portraits
Photo: Meredith Nierman
Meredith Nierman, GBH News
Anne Laurie Pierre's senior year in high school wasn't easy. The recent graduate battled the mental exhaustion of remote learning, working extra shifts to help her family make ends meet, and the death of her father.
Pierre persevered to become the first in her family to go to college after being accepted to Howard University. Read more about Pierre and others who pushed through hardship on their paths forward in this photo essay.