This piece is a very personal reflection of a time in my life where I felt a need to be more grounded and reevaluate my relationship with eating.
Amelia Harrington is a high school senior in Queens, New York, with a passion for anthropology and languages. She also writes short stories, poetry and longer novel projects. Her writing highlights identities and corresponding struggles that represent her and her peers. She focuses on LGBTQ+ and mental health issues in order to mitigate stigma. In sharing her own experiences, she hopes to find an outlet for expression, connection and starting meaningful discussions. She hopes to raise awareness towards the treatment of mentally ill youth historically and currently, highlighting the extent of the issue and what we can do to change.
Favorite Authors & Artists
Artemisia Gentileschi, Madeline Miller, Zora Neale Hurston
I am committed to writing and publishing work that helps to normalize LGBTQ+ characters in young adult literature, as well as work that highlights the perspectives of individuals struggling with mental illness. Both of these topics are personally important to me, and it is my goal to produce work that affirms kids and their diverse identities. I was influenced by fiction that, instead of demonizing mental illness, depicted inner suffering in a sympathetic and more morally complex manner.
Sybil was waiting on the train platform absentmindedly during her morning commute. Then she fell onto the tracks. When she awakens alone in the hospital, she finds her injured body and soul split apart.