Moments Committed to Memory
By Atiqa Chowdhury
Junior year was full of me running around to so many different places all over NYC. I was always on the subway, always tired, and always wanting to go home. This year has taught me how to balance my personal life with work, but especially when it comes to family and friends. So this is for them because, without their support, Lord knows I would’ve collapsed by now!
I was familiar with the video editing program I used, so I had an easy (yet tedious) time editing the piece. I’d been collecting clips since December 2019, so I had to shorten and be selective with my clips. The song is something I’ve been listening to since then and, for me, represents early 2020 and late 2019.
Meet the Pair
MENTEE ATIQA CHOWDHURY & MENTOR NANDITA RAGHURAM
Atiqa’s Anecdote: Once a week, Nandita and I would meet in a cozy little bakery in the city. In the midst of the gesticulating college students, focused typers, lonesome eaters, and first dates, Nandita and I would talk about our weeks and appreciate the solace of writing. I always look forward to our sessions because they allow me to expand on what I already love. I’m so glad to have had you as my mentor Nandita and I can’t wait to see what you teach me next!
Nandita’s Anecdote: Atiqa and I meet once a week in a bakery in Manhattan. I’ve had several wonderful moments with her and we’ve written a bunch together, but the moments that I love are when we just sit there, chatting like old friends. She tells me about her week, and I tell her about mine. I love to hear about what’s going on with school and her personal life. I’m so excited to watch her grow as both a writer and a person as she takes her place in history.
Atiqa Chowdhury is a passionate writer who loves telling stories through her poetry and flash fiction. Most of her room is filled with books ranging from historical fiction novels and fantasy to short stories and prose collections. She is currently a student in her last year of high school, preparing for her first year in college.