I have enjoyed writing and reading poetry and short stories since I was very young. My father has been a writer for as long as I can remember and helped the passion grow in me. I kept notebooks full of writing and carried them wherever I went when I was in middle and high school and would often jot down ideas for pieces while at work. I started putting some of my writing up a blog and people would then ask me for my opinion on things they had written. That, combined with an internship at 826 CHI where I edited short stories by high school kids, made me realize I enjoyed the process of editing. I like helping other people find what they want to say in their writing.
Iâ€™m excited to start work with The Missing Slate and read from sources that Iâ€™ve never had access to before. I look forward to reading deeply meaningful and thoughtful pieces as well as perhaps contributing something of my own.