This piece was written to myself, and is a reflection of the self-hatred that I often feel as a teenage girl. It also depicts the enveloping and consuming nature of my anxiety.
Lena DiBiasio is an aspiring writer attending high school in New York City. She has been writing since the ripe young age of eight years old and her love for the craft has not diminished since. She won silver and gold National Scholastic Awards in 2019 and received a silver regional Scholastic award in both 2020 and 2021.
Favorite Authors & Artists
Angela Davis, Lorde, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift
A poem written on the eve of my 17th birthday after realizing what womanhood might mean for me.
This poem encapsulates, for me at least, the painful feeling of loved ones growing old. It also conveys the struggle of watching a grandparent with Parkinson’s diminish as the years go by.
A Tale of Two Grandmothers By Lena DiBiasio & Hayley Altman Two grandmothers meet and form a close bond, only to discover that the nursing home they live in is…