Why are you drawn to the area(s) of study you indicated earlier in this application?
Literature was my first love. At first, it broke my heart. I didn't understand the English letters and couldn't produce sounds I should've been making. I couldn't read. Then, I deciphered Junie B. Jones. While crying in frustration, I laughed a bit at the slapstick humor these books provided. I found friends in fictional characters, and a relatable truth in an ostracized, 'weird' girl.
Eventually, I began writing to find catharsis. I started by imitating my favorite poets and short fiction writers (Emily Dickinson, Etgar Keret, Ernest Hemingway, et al.) until I found my own minimalist voice in creative writing.
English is my second love.
Prose yields repose in a constantly moving world.
Poetry yields expression in abstraction.
Essay writing triggers analytical cognition.
I am passionate about all forms of writing and literature, whether it is The Declaration of Independence, The Dadaist Manifesto, or The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.Tell us where you have lived - and for how long - since you were born; whether you've always lived in the same place, or perhaps in a variety of places. (100 word limit)
I have lived in an apartment overlooking the Verezano Bridge on the West and Coney Island on the East. I had a red wood boudoir, three shelves of books, purple walls, a queen sized bed. My family was evicted in 2012 from our home on the sixteenth floor.
I lived with my mom and her family for a year. I slept on an air mattress (there were two bedrooms for five people). My clothes were never unpacked (there was no closet).
I live with my grandmother and aunt in a Boynton Beach townhouse since 2013. It is finally home.We all exist within communities or groups of various sizes, origins, and purposes; pick one and tell us why it is important to you, and how it has shaped you. (100 word limit)
I belong to a tight knit group of kids who have felt the frustration of being the first graduating class and taking a high level course the first year it's offered- AICE kids.
This group of <50 peers has made me an empathizing leader. I was able to step out of my shell when I first began to engage in classroom discourse, and again when I initiated AICE study groups. I have seen the same people on Monday mornings and Saturday afternoons. Who knows if these friends are friends for life, but they have definitely been friends for four years.