“My favorite part [of writing] is when it all starts making sense. That moment when the story seems to have purpose and starts flowing freely, when it unfurls and reveals details about the characters and the setting, when the story seems to write itself.”Read more "The Liberating Power of Words: Ann Lilly Jose"
“‘What If’s’ is about relationships and the ups and downs that come with each decision we make. I wanted the production to have a certain ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ feeling melodic as the lyrics are pretty dark. As I was producing the song, I also realized how it related to the pandemic and how everyone was just surviving on ‘what ifs.’ None of us were really sure how life would pan out. It was crazy to think about but it also motivated me to get the song out there as soon as we could for people to hear.”Read more "Exploring “What If’s” with Callie Reiff"
“It is important to love art and what you are doing for the joy it brings you and anything extra is an added bonus. If I didn’t get the odd commission or go to craft fairs and sell a few prints I would still paint and have a personal collection because art is escapism for me and you can’t put a price on that!”Read more "On dream jobs and unexpected paths: Chloe Turner"
“Representation is important and it’s vital to tell stories that don’t just traditionally fit the mainstream pop narrative. I’m telling the story of my own life, and I happen to come from a very mixed, multicultural background. If I can help others feel seen and heard by telling my own story, it will all be worth it. If my music can encourage people through hard times or help them celebrate the accomplishments and love in their lives, that’s all I can ever ask for.”Read more "Breaking Boundaries with Alma Grace"
“Seeing the world through the eyes of someone else is so often an emotional experience and that is essentially the task that we take up when we attempt to read into art. One of the reasons that I love art so much is because of its capacity to inspire feeling and whenever I am reminded of that it is always a special moment.”Read more "Exploring the Magical Symbolism in Art and Daily Life: Trinity Lester"
“Write what you know and tell your own story.”Read more "On Making Glistening, Multi-layered, and Millennial Music: Anna Shoemaker"
“There is always enjoyment in judging all of the films and seeing how creative the filmmakers are. The work that is produced is truly amazing, and being hands-on is just the icing on the cake.”Read more "A coffee chat with the leaders of the Pegasus Film Festival: Grayson Micaela, Daviah Harrison, CJ Camot, and Lucy Roberts"
“It was only natural that I ended up at Parsons, where I continued to develop my skills and curiosity, and experimented with new things like wearable tech, VR/AR, and digital art, which are at the core of what I do now.”Read more "Reimagining Reality with Dominika Jezewska"
“I have become more self-loving towards myself and more lenient – I have stopped pushing myself to write a minimum word count and take days off whenever I want. If I don’t want to write in my book one day, I don’t write!”Read more "Writing, Reading, and Language-Learning with Addie Barnett"