A combination of photos taken this spring, as I prepared to graduate high school, along with poems attempting to capture a range of emotions I’ve struggled to articulate.
Mariella is the eldest of four sisters in her family of six. She spends her time writing sonnets, baking French patisserie, singing musical theater and crocheting. As a 17-year-old junior vocal major, she has studied music in Italian, German, French, Latin and Spanish. She values her alone time and the processes it takes to generate creative flow and artwork.
Favorite Authors & Artists
Colleen Hoover, Jessie Mueller
I began my writing journey through journaling so I could visually process and organize my thoughts, rather than having them remain in my head and eventually be lost. I realized that I could present my thoughts, unique and individual to me, into a beautiful and concise message: poetry. Everything I write is special to me- and my wish is to convey that to my readers.
This began as my personal statement for my Common Application, but has transformed over time into a personal essay.
Writing poetry has served as an outlet to relieve stress during this anxiety-filled year. I’ve poured many of my feelings into these poems, some of which are selected here.