Sweet Designs Featured Writer
Age 18, Minnesota
Joined the SDM Team: August 2008
Why I Write for SDM: I write for Sweet Designs Magazine because Teendom is the one of the scariest portions of a person's life, when you first start learning how to cope with various changes that affect your life. I think it's important to express yourself during these times to help others overcome the travesties of Teendom by knowing it's possible to make it through these tough times, and that there are survivors.
Activities, Sports, Interests: I love to sing, and play the piano and the saxophone. I also love to start random businesses. I think my heart lies in entrepreneurship, but after awhile, I try to start something new when I get bored with a business.
Favorite Authors: My favorite authors are Agatha Christie and Jack Kerouac. I like Kerouac's spontaneous nature, and I've never even read any of Christie's novels, but I have always wanted to finish at least one of her books.
Favorite School Subject: My favorite subjects are English and choir. I love the stage and the pen. In my opinion, those are two tools I could never live without.
Favorite Movies & TV Shows: I love to watch random indie movies. So far, French films like Paris, J'taime, Amelie, and Persepolis are my favorites.
I listen to: Lots of British indie music and classic rock. I dig the Rolling Stones, the Fratellis, the Arctic Monkeys, the Libertines, the Sex Pistols, and the Killers. General rule of thumb: if the article "the" precedes the title of the band, I dig it.
Most Important Values: Include individuality and equality. I don't like finding out there are other people in this world who aren't treated fairly. If I see a problem, I fix it.
I enjoy: Black and white movies and masquerade balls.
10-10 If Music Be Your Life, Start Early & Follow Your Dreams
10-10 MakeupAlley.com Review
9-10 John Mayer and Spearhead in Concert
9-10 The Hair Masque That Hydrates
9-10 The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Book Review)
8-10 Tuition vs. Sanity: AP & PSEO Classes
8-10 Modest Mouse in Concert (Music Review)
8-10 Link Crew: You Get Back What You Give
7-10 Don't Stop Believin': To Be a 'Gleek'
7-10 Help Fight Cancer
6-10 Poetry: Minuscule
3-10 Poetry: Surreal Escape
3-10 Poetry: Pagoda of Cards
12-09 Poetry: 2-Minute Haiku
12-09 Poetry: A Day at the Palace
10-09 Poetry: If Trees Could Talk...
9-09 How to Spot and Stop Plagiarism
9-09 What is Velociteen?
8-09 Save the Planet in Simple Steps
8-09 Counteract Cyber Bullying
6-09 On the Cover - Meet Mariah
6-09 Creative Writing: Life Through the Eyes of a Preschooler
6-09 Poetry: A Misanthropist's Grocery List
6-09 Poetry: The Partnership of Sol and Luna
6-09 Original Fiction: The Adventures of Josie Appleseed
5-09 The Illusion of Immorality
5-09 Creative Writing: The Ranting of a Closet Cynic
5-09 Poetry: Pantomime-in-a-Box
5-09 Poetry: A Perplexed Generation
5-09 Poetry: A Man for All Seasons
2-09 The Lash: The Eyes Have It
2-09 The Gloss: Lips Tips
Future Plans: Include going to college in either Minneapolis, Chicago, or somewhere in New England, and pursuing a career in entrepreneurship, politics, or advocacy.
A Favorite Quote: "Translators are great for those I-need-to-know-Espanol-this-instant moments."