citrus youth is a blog filled with present tense moments of a friend group, as well as memories from one of those friends. this idea came from my own friends and how funny i think we are, but also the question of how i will decide to remember us now when i’m older. this represents my best work because i think it comes at a time where many individuals my age are questioning what’s going to happen. a big part of our stability is our friends, and i think it’s going to be nice for us to remember these moments.
Alin Suarez is a class of 2020 Girls Write Now mentee based in Bronx, NY.
This piece is dedicated to the past me who struggled so hard to find her place.