Though currently residing in Austin, Texas, I was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and have only fallen more deeply in love with the city as I’ve grown up.
I love to travel and simply explore, whether that be through physical traveling, books, films, or even studying things like oceanography or classics, which are two things I know far too much about for not really studying either. (I’ve loved sea turtles and The Iliad from a young age. This is not relevant career-wise but very relevant to my personhood.)
I adore young adult lit and teen television, and truly never intend on growing out of it (so to speak). I’ve also studied children’s programming, and have many thoughts surrounding the commodification of children’s television and the demographic of “teenager” as a whole.
My favorite film of all time is And Then We Danced (2019) and my favorite TV show is still Amy Sherman-Palladino’s Gilmore Girls, which taught me how to love long-form narrative. My favorite novel for the longest time was The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, and in some ways it still is, but by now I have a whole list of books, which is how it should be.
Lastly, my love for storytelling is the most important aspect of myself and my worldview, which includes how I perceive stories in general. I grew up on stories about my own family and Norse heroes, which eventually gave way to characters from books and TV shows that I hold close to my heart to this day.
I’m sometimes unsure about what I want to do with my life, but I know with certainty that stories remain the most integral aspect of who I am. It’s about getting the stories that matter to the people that care about them, or maybe even the people who didn’t even know they needed it, and I want to be a part of it.