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About Mckay:

Writing is my amant magnifique, my schizophrenic shrink, the translator of my soul to the world, my ride-or-die partner in crime, the candid outlet of all the emotions I've stored for years, and my worthless gift to this ungrateful world.

Articles and Art by Mckay:

naturae contrariis prospectus
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Poetry section, Teen Ink
lackadaisical croissants and lovers
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Impression: Through the Burka
Poetry section, Teen Ink
By the Morning Glory
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Study on Modern Relationships: II
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Lover to Lover
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Cotton Flower
Poetry section, Teen Ink
i bring myself bare to you
Poetry section, Teen Ink

Mckay's Favorite Personal Quote:

"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Favorite books: The Millennium series, The Absolutist, Room, We the Living, Wuthering Heights, Giovanni's Room, To Kill a Mocking Bird, The Catcher in the Rye, Pride and Prejudice, On the Road, A Clockwork Orange, The Great Gatsby, The Fault in Our Stars, Cat's Cradle 
Favorite authors: Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kurt Vonnegut, J.K. Rowling, Ayn Rand, Jack Kerouac, John Green, Steig Larsson, J.D. Salinger, Katherine Mansfield 
Favorite music artists: Lana Del Rey, Grimes, Adele, Lady Gaga, Florence and the Machine, Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, David Bowie (especially as The Thin White Duke), Hippo Campus, Aquilo, Muse, fun., Queen, Dirty Beaches, CHVCHES, Coldplay, Foster the People, Green Day, Lorde, Neighborhood, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, The Black Keys, Silver Sun Pickups, Radiohead, Alanis Morisette, Eminem, Heart, Nirvana, Sleater-Kinney, Joanna Newsom, Julia Holter, Kendrick Lamar, The Lumineers, Radiohead, U2, Frank Ocean, Phoenix, Arcade Fire, Glass Animals, Years and Years, HAIM 
Favorite movies: Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, The Breakfast Club, The Great Gatsby, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Help, The Cabin in the Woods, Looper, The Hunger Games, Million Dollar Baby, Kick *ss, Battle Royale, Midnight in Paris, Bridesmaids, Black Swan, Safety Not Guaranteed, The Silver Linings Playbook, Mud, The Social Network, American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, her 
Favorite movie stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Channing Tatum, Michael Fassbender, Jessica Chastain, Justin Timberlake (what he was really good in The Social Network?), Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Allison Pill, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rooney Mara, Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep, Kristen Wiig, Javier Bardem, Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Daniel Radcliffe, Viola Davis, Chloe Grace Moretz, Keira Knightley, Octavia Spencer, Hailee Steifield, Orlando Bloom, Dave Franco, Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Freeman, Leornardo DiCaprio, Daniel Craig, Mila Kunis, Natalie Portman, Helena Bonham Carter, Johnny Depp 
Favorite TV shows: Downton Abbey, Girls, Revolution, Seinfeld, Hannibal, The Vampire Diaries, That 70s Show, Law and Order, Steins;Gate, Gravity Falls 
Favorite actors: cast of all my favorite shows 
Favorite gadgets: notebook and pencils and pens, my piano, my computer (what would I do with the internet?) 
Favorite hobbies: writing (duh), reading (double duh), playing the piano, watching films 

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