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Hey there! My name is Lily, I’m sixteen years old, and I’m a junior in high school. My love of creating and studying art is what brought me to Youth Insights, where I have the opportunity to work closely with contemporary artists, create expressive artwork, expand my current knowledge and confidence about art, and be engaged with students my age who have similar passions.

I have endless interests and constantly growing likes and curiosities! I enjoy theology, philosophy, literature, history (especially the study of ancient civilizations), astrology, antiquing, traveling, adventure, music, comedy, and art of any and every sort. I am a naturally curious person, so I’m always finding hobbies or things to do to occupy my time. Art is particularly significant to my life. It’s important not only because it is a useful means of expression, but it can also be personal and universal. It has the power to influence, create political and social movements, and spark unexpected emotion. Art brings people together, and this has proved true for thousands of years.

Just a few fun facts about me, in case you were wondering:

My most exciting Halloween costume ever was “The Leaf-blower,” where I taped a single leaf on to my hat and blew on it.

I drink green tea like it’s my job.

Luna Lovegood is my favorite HP character, along with Severus Snape, Fred Weasley, and all the other characters.

My favorite shows are 30 Rock and Scrubs (which ended a while ago but I continue to watch it way too often). Also Spongebob doesn’t get enough credit, but it’s hilarious.

Edward Hopper is one of my favorite artists.

I love Tina Fey and hope that one day she’ll adopt me.

I go to summer camp (this past summer was my last as a camper), and I consider it to be my second home.

I admire the Buddha.

I think fake slo-mo is amusing.

I love my hair.

My favorite piece of advice is “Don’t let school get in the way of a good education.”