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Colorado Springs, CO
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This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This author's work has been published in our print magazine.

About TanGem:

Hello, I'm Em! I want to learn how to snowboard, surf, and drive a stick shift. I love summer, music, and marching band! I'm a little shy sometimes, but I love people... especially ones who can make me laugh, feel safe, or love life!

Articles and Art by TanGem:

The Lover
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Teenage Love is Dead
Opinion section, Teen Ink
Breaking Mirror
Poetry section, Teen Ink
She is a Gem
Hot Topics section, Teen Ink
Cold Reasoning
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Little Aspen
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Boy I Used to Love
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Crown of Thorns
Poetry section, Teen Ink
The Eraser
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Poetry section, Teen Ink This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

TanGem's Favorite Personal Quote:

Love is not a feeling; it is a gift, an act, an ultimate sacrifice. -Me (Em)

Favorite books: Bible, Captivating, The Imitation of Christ, The Princess Bride, Eragon 
Favorite authors: Paul the Apostle, C. S. Lewis, Christopher Paolini, J. K. Rowling, Barbara Park 
Favorite music artists: Tenth Avenue North, Owl City, Taylor Swift, Skillet, Trans-Siberian Orchestra 
Favorite movies: Slumdog Millionaire, A Walk to Remember, Rush Hour, Iron Man, The Chronicles of Narnia 
Favorite movie stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker 
Favorite TV shows: E.R., Scrubs, Law and Order, House 
Favorite gadgets: Oboe, Cell phone, Alto sax, Laptop, iPod 
Favorite hobbies: Marching and Concert Band, Dancing, Learning Chinese, Volunteering, Hanging with Friends 
Favorite heroes: Jesus Christ, Dog 

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