This poem was written from the perspective of Sandy. The word “sandy” itself may spark memories of your own, but I will leave it to you, reader, to figure out who Sandy truly is.
Alina is a New Yorker, trying to navigate her way around the NYC subway system, as a freshman in high school. She has always loved writing, dogs, visual arts and sharing her stories with others. She is trilingual- speaking English, Russian and French fluently (for the most part). She aspires to inspire others with creativity and be inspired by others! She hopes to spread a positive message and build her writing skills to a level she never dreamed possible. She is not a perfectionist by any means, but when it comes to writing, she tends to give it her all
This year has been an emotional roller coaster. My mentor supported me throughout the year in writing and other creative endeavors such as dance, visual arts, and debate. I had so much fun attending monthly workshops and always looked forward to Friday pair sessions! Needless to say, I am forever grateful for the creative opportunities Girls Write Now provided this year and am eager to explore writing further in the years to come.