What did you like to write as a kid? I loved to write scripts. I would create movie scenes in my head and daydream about them throughout the day, then I would write them out and act out all the scenes in the mirror.
What is your favorite thing to write now? I’ve been writing for a newspaper and I’ve really enjoyed writing on community organizations and arts and cultural events (though sometimes I think about writing scripts again).
What makes a writer Mighty? One always willing to try. A Mighty Writer gives 100 percent. When you give it your all and stay true to yourself, you’re writing will always continue to improve.
“A Mighty Writer gives 100 percent.”
What keeps you coming back to Mighty Writers? The kids that come to Mighty Writers are some of the most talented, creative, interesting and enthusiastic kids I’ve ever come across.
How does Mighty Writers affect your life? Mighty Writers reminds me that through dedication, care and attention, anyone can be inspired to do anything they want. Our youth especially, are often discouraged to chase their dreams. It’s refreshing to be apart of an organization that consistently encourages and inspires young people to achieve greatness. It has not only made a positive impact on me to contribute to those efforts, but I too have been inspired by the Mighty Writers atmosphere.
If you could put a Mighty Writers anywhere, where would it be? I recently visited Jamaica and during this trip, I visited various parishes on the island. Jamaica has such a rich culture, interesting history and such a sense of pride. I believe a Mighty Writers in towns in Jamaica would encourage the youth to maintain their legacy through writing and self-expression.
What was the last book you read and how did you like it? I recently read Barack Obama’s memoir “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.” It was educational, honest and engaging.
Who influenced you to care about writing? My parents were the ones who really influenced me to care about my writing. I was once embarrassed about my script writing and they assured me it was a good thing. They praised me every time I wrote a lot and gave me the affirmation I needed to realize writing is not only okay… it’s important.
Why is writing important for Philadelphia kids? Writing is a critical tool in every line of work. Good writing skills keeps kids in this city competitive and helps them to advance, whatever their interest.