This piece (a now-defunct common app response) describes how the encouragement of one teacher sparked my passion for writing.
Marla J. Bingcang
Marla Bingcang, class of 2023, chained and locked to the Chicagoland Area, is proud to say that she can read. She can also hold a pen, in a very similar way to how a squid would. When she isn't writing, she likes to sacrifice her spine to the Lord of Computer Games. (He can never be satisfied.)
Favorite Authors & Artists
Leigh Bardugo, Madeline Miller, Shirley Jackson
Marla Bingcang is a chronic daydreamer, which isn’t as quirky as it sounds. She lives in a cornfield; there is nothing entertaining for miles in all directions. As such, she spends her time staring at blank walls and hallucinating. This is fun for her. Writing her daydreams down gives her a plausible excuse to continue this practice. Nothing she writes has actual meaning.