News Flash: You Are The Love of Your Life
By Lola Hart
At the start of making this piece, I had just finally found myself again.
I was very glad that I’ve healed from my past relationship and learned to love myself again. I made this podcast because I knew that the things I had to say can help people who are in my predicament. This was my first podcast, and I’m incredibly proud of the work I put into it.
I got the idea to write this speech in my English class. The topic of the speech was completely up to us. Turning my speech into a podcast was difficult at first because it was about eight minutes long, and I had to cut it down by six minutes. I used the app Anchor to accomplish this. After listening to the final product, I realized I did a good job.
Meet the Pair
MENTEE LOLA HART & MENTOR DONNA HILL
Lola’s Anecdote: My mentor and I have been in Girls Write Now together for two years. We started together and have grown an amazing bond since. My favorite time of us together is when we presented awards to honorees at the Agents of Change Awards, hosted by DVF in their New York City headquarters. From practicing together and then being there to showcase our amazing relationship for people to see, these are moments I’ll never forget.
Donna’s Anecdote: “We are dreaming great things and doing them!” Just when I think things are not going to work out in time, Lola puts on her Supergirl cape and pulls it off. She continues to amaze me! Sweet. Funny. Smart. Not one to be underestimated. I love her!
Lola Hart is a Psychology major with a Writing minor at SUNY Buffalo. She has been published in two Girls Write Now anthologies. An excerpt from her piece "The Inheritance” can be found in Ctrl+B: The Girls Write Now 2019 Anthology. The second, "5 Years From Now," appears in Taking Our Place in History: The Girls Write Now 2020 Anthology. She performed her iconic poem "The Bad Old Days" at the 2019 Agents of Change Awards and at a Girls Write Now Chapters Reading in June 2019. Lola Hart is Nigerian and resides in Queens, NY.