I learned to articulate my dreams and my fears… Most importantly, this is how I learned to imagine and create for myself a world in which I wanted to live.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Joey is currently attending Boston University. She is so excited to be a part of Girls Write Now and is looking forward to the professional development and vantage point this program will provide. She enjoys creative non-fiction writing and would like to experiment with different writing forms. She’s also hiked Machu Picchu.
Sentience is a wonderful thing we humans have been gifted with, and I am certainly not putting that skill to waste. With my writing, there is no need to “put some lipstick on the pig… because it’s all me, I don’t ever go into it thinking, You gotta make this sound good. When I sit down, I am mostly like, You gotta make yourself laugh. I can’t make myself laugh and have a fancy tone. It’s gotta all sound like I’m just sitting and talking to you” (Samantha Irby).