Kurt Vonnegut described his sentiments in regards to writing. He said, “When I write, I feel like an armless, legless man with a crayon in his mouth.” I’d say I feel the same way most times, but writing is nice nevertheless. Aside from being interested in writing and reading Vonnegut, I am also intrigued by other creative subjects such as multimedia design and film. I work as an assistant editor for The Catalyst, a literary arts magazine on campus that fuses together written works and images of all sorts. As for my interest in film, I was an intern for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival prior to the pandemic abnormality. I am a fourth-year English major with no clear direction on what I want to pursue post graduation, which may sound alarming but I’m not too worried. However, I am convinced that I want to work in a creative field whether it be in writing or film.
I was inspired by deforestation after having taken a course about Fantasy and Ecology–the texts gave nature agency. How would nature react to its treatment by humans? I was also a big fan of personification and that element in storytelling–giving a voice to those without one.