A time jump into the future—my 46-year-old self revisits her old countryside home in Romania, where she used to spend her childhood summers. She finds an old journal of hers, uncovering deep memories.
Michelle Seucan is a writer and poet who is currently a senior in high school in Staten Island, NY. She is the Arts & Culture Editor of HALOSCOPE and the Co-Director of Research at ReDefy. She is also a Teen Activist Project organizer at NYCLU and previously the Co-Director of Journalism for Finxerunt, a student-run nonprofit that aims to address socioeconomic issues. She is an internationally published poet and has won several Scholastic gold & silver keys, along with being an American Voices Award Nominee. She is looking forward to building her network and honing her craft as a creator.
Favorite Authors & Artists
Elaine Welteroth, Emma Cline, Rupi Kaur
My stories are usually a product of the peculiar things in my mind. I use my memories as a foundation—some real, some imaginary. I’ve always been drawn to coming of age narratives because those are what I relate to the most, establishing connections with a writer I’ve never met, which can be a beautiful thing. Through writing, I’ve learned that there seems to be an invisible string that ties all humans together. Whatever you are experiencing, there is a community out there to offer solace.
The Step Calculator of Life
A whimsicial narrative of my life as my step count increases. Throughout my journey, I meet different parts of myself, from Curiosity to Shame. It’s a story of how these “people” have helped me grow.
‘How Did I Get Here?’ – Episode 1: Lucy King
“How Did I Get Here?” is a podcast about the different stories of women in media and their career journeys. This episode highlights Lucy King, an Emmy award-winning documentary producer who started out in neuroscience.
A Wise Woman Once Told Me…
This is a personal essay about the unexpected whirlwind of bonding with strangers, inspired by a conversation that I had with my professor when I was studying abroad in Italy a few summers ago.
The Human Stages of Life
A collection of poems, letters and photographs detailing what it’s like to go through the five stages of human life—childhood, adolescence, adulthood, aging and death—from the perspective of a young girl.
Listen to the Kids: Sex-Ed Is More Important Than You Think, an Excerpt
An excerpt of an article I wrote where I interviewed eight students from across the city, country and world on their sex-education experiences.