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My name is Yarenis and I am creative and passionate when it comes to art. I was born in New York City, I am Dominican, and I have five sisters. The way I stumbled onto Youth Insights wasn’t dramatic or intense. My counselor offered me the program because I talked to her about my writing hobby and my art skills. To me, art is everything. When I’m happy, bored, sad, or angry, I just pick up a pencil and draw my emotions away. My style is anime-like and I can go on for hours nonstop. I write stories all the time and I read all types of novels to become better at writing. Art is my escape from the world that I live in. I create my own realm and walk right into it, and sometimes I wish I didn’t have to come back.
I read manga. So I’d have to say most mangakas are my favorite artists. For writing, my favorite artist would have to be Lauren Kate, the author of the Fallen series. My interests are illustration and writing. I enjoy reading too. I want to stand out as a real artist and be acknowledged for that. In the future, I hope to be what I’m dreaming to be―a recognized animator or a well-known writer.