My name is Diane Zhao and I'm a junior at Northview High School.
Some of my hobbies include dancing ballet and Chinese folk at Morningstar Dance(which if you know me, you've probably seen me dancing ballet across the halls), playing violin, and reading. Although most of my activities lean towards the performing arts aspect, I still really enjoy taking the time to draw in my free time. I also really enjoy hand making cards. Traveling around the world has always been a dream of mine and the exploration of different cultures around the world excite and energize me. Traveling has always been more of a fantasy rather than a hobby since I haven't done much traveling and more moving. I've moved from places like Dekalb, Georgia, Shanghai, China, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Los Alamos, New Mexico, Denver, Colorado, and more. I guess I took a round trip around the world for a decade and landed here again.
I don't know exactly where this came from, but I also have a strange obsession with jellyfish.
I joined lit mag this year because I'm really excited to try something new and learn the ins and outs of design, writing, art and what I can add to the team. I had a free space in my schedule and life is too short to not try something new. I hope to challenge myself in new ways and find a creative outlet in lit mag.
Yes, I was Christine's stand partner in orchestra last year. Unfortunately, I'm still in orchestra.
Here's a video of me playing violin! 🦄