Hi! My name is Tara Alexander, and this is my second year participating with NHS Muse. I enjoy writing various things, like my own comics, songs, and stories! I like extracurricular activities like theatre and clubs like Black History. My favorite color is orange, and my favorite song is Amore Mio Aiutami by Piero Piccioni.
I joined Lit Mag to express myself in a group of people who admire the importance of art and writing. As a junior in an extremely competitive school, it can be hard to just slow down and think creatively for a moment. We're so focused on school and our future, we don't take moments to slow down and just... create. But because of Lit Mag, for at least one hour every week day, I have the freedom to do just that.
My I AM poem
I come from the sound of ukulele and guitar chords, and the smell of sweet tomatoes before a mighty storm.
From the feeling of crisp creek water caressing my feet, and the sound of gleeful, contiguous laughter filling my ear, overwhelming my senses with a pleasing feel of giddiness.
From the haunting song of the wind and the accompanying dance of the trees.
I come to Lit Mag knowing I’m in an environment that grants me the freedom to grow.
I come to Lit Mag wondering what kind of art can be made in an era like ours.
I come to Lit Mag willing to embrace the art behind mistakes.
I am merely an idea with a body, a piece of art with skin.
And today--everyday, I thrive.