Lena and Courtney are both New Yorkers—but they live in different boroughs: Brooklyn and Staten Island. After a year spent on Zoom, they gave one another tours of their respective corners of the city.
Lena is a junior in high school and she lives in Staten Island with her family and little dog named Oreo. In her free time, she’s either in her bed with a good fantasy novel or walking in the rain with her flip flops. A straightforward character that never backs down from an argument, she’s an introverted jalapeno that’s rare to find. Approach her if you dare.
Favorite Authors & Artists
Malala Yousafzai, Sabrina Carpenter, Sarah J. Mass
I’m a very pessimistic and straightforward person, which I feel is reflected through my poetry mainly. I tend to derive inspiration from my experiences to give the readers a raw feel of who I am and where I come from. I always try to come out out of my writing shell no matter how long it takes and this year I created more from other’s experiences than my own.
the luxury of collapsing
While in new york city, waiting in the long line for a pop-up shop with my friend who was a Shawn Mendes fanatic, I started to feel dizzy.
white with a hint of lavender
My fear of snow was like someone else’s fear of darkness. I now find the snow to be a good subject for metaphors which I explore in this piece.