The perfect relationship is a facade. Always. Even when you think you know exactly how the other person is feeling, there is always a secret. Sometimes, that secret is pain.
Shadiya Beckett is a 10th-grade student. They have a profound love for writing spoken word poetry, as well as mystery stories. They also write songs and have performed in front of various audiences, including at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center and Maimonides Hospital. Aside from composing, Shadiya is obsessed with making floor plans and interior designing and has played almost every popular sport. While they currently have no published work, they hope to have their debut book, titled Red Brick, published within the next year.
Favorite Authors & Artists
Carolyn Keene, H.E.R, Toni Morrison
My first year as a mentee within this program has pushed me out of my comfort zone regarding the genres and styles of writing I used. This year, I decided that whatever flows out of my mind onto paper is what I would use. I did a lot fewer revisions and more editing. My writing is now more raw and emotional than ever before.
A sitcom about the McKnight Family who moves from Texas to France after mom is relocated for work with the U.S. Military. A heartfelt and witty show where family dynamics and culture clash.