I am Porscher. I am the artist. I am the reader. I am the girl everyone’s curious about. I was born and raised in New York City. My family’s background is multicultural. My mother is Trinidadian and my father is Jamaican, Irish, and Spanish. Since my family is made up of so many cultures and ethnicities, I think I have a more open and diverse point of view. I can see beyond the big picture and think outside the box.
I came to Youth Insights because I knew that being here would help me find out more about myself and people like me. When I say “people like me,” I mean artists, writers, and people who have a deep understanding or love for art. I was very interested in the Youth Insights program because it combined my two favorite things: art and writing.
There are so many different things I’m interested in. I love reading, especially anime. I like writing poetry and songs. I enjoy theater. I also love video games. I could spend hours in front of my television with my controller. In my free time I volunteer at Kings County Hospital, spend time with my friends, or browse the Internet.
To me, art means life. Anyone can incorporate life in their art. We, ourselves, are forms of art. We are all masterpieces. All of us are detailed and unique. My favorite artists are British sculptor, Tony Cragg; painter and illustrator, Norman Rockwell; and the classical musician, Beethoven.
The environment, my education, my friends, and my family help inspire me. I can become inspired in the strangest places and at the most unlikely times. For instance, one time in my seventh grade science class, I just happened to glimpse the word “atmosphere,” and all of a sudden, I wrote a poem about environmental safety.
In the future, I want to be very successful. I want to go to my first choice college. I want to write my own book, and have my poetry published. I want to have a positive influence on all the people who are in my life and those who I will eventually meet.