Feb 13–Mar 16
On these dates, enjoy reduced admission ($19 adults; $14 seniors and students) and see Fast Forward and Human Interest. Two floors are closed as we prepare for the 2017 Biennial.
My name is Monica. I am seventeen years old. I was born in Mexico but came to this country about four years ago. I am currently a senior at Flushing International School. I live in Jackson Heights.
I think my neighborhood and my school really affect the way I see the world. At school, I see people from all around the world. I have learned a lot about different cultures, and the way people think and see the world around them. In other words, I have learned to see the world with a different set of eyes.
I really love art, but I think that I can use my creativity much better when I write. Youth Insights combines both art and writing in one program, which is why I decided to apply. I am not really sure what I will major in next year in college, but amongst the different ideas that I have, journalism stands out the most. So I think this program will help me improve my writing.
In my free time, I enjoy reading and listening to music. I also love watching horror and romance movies. Unfortunately, I haven’t had a lot of free time lately because I am really busy with college and school things.
Art is a way to express your feelings. It is a way for you to show the world what you think or want. It is fascinating because there are many different kinds of art. When you look at art, all you need to know is how you interpret what the person is trying to express through his or her work.
I have many dreams and goals in life, but I certainly don’t know what I want to achieve in the future. All I know is that I want to be a successful woman. I would like to end racism and many other injustices that exist in this world. However, I know that would never be possible. The only thing I can do is try to change myself.