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Terre Haute, IN

About silence21:

I want to be a writer when I grow up and maybe help people and open up their eyes. People are a bit too close minded these days, aren't they? I write under the alias Em Westerlie, which can be found on the Authornation.

Articles and Art by silence21:

Nix the Snax
Hot Topics section, Teen Ink
LOL Shakespeare
Nonfiction section, Teen Ink
A Word With Deb Caletti, Author
Nonfiction section, Teen Ink
Goodbye, Levi
Poetry section, Teen Ink
I Am Me Today
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Em and Blaise
Poetry section, Teen Ink
What Happened to Your Wings
Poetry section, Teen Ink
Colorblind: Racial Ignorance in America
Opinion section, Teen Ink
Ordinary Me
Poetry section, Teen Ink

Silence21's Favorite Personal Quote:

I hope to change someones life one word at a time. Hopefully, it's a positive change and it's for the better, but any change at all is a step to an amazing new future.

Favorite books: To Kill A Mockingbird, The Outsiders, Picture of Dorian Gray, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Merchants of Venice 
Favorite authors: Meg Cabot, Sarah Dessen, Edgar Allen Poe, Victor Hugo, Oscar Wild 
Favorite music albums: Room For Squares, Continuum, Heavier Things, How To Save A Life, As I am 
Favorite music artists: John Mayer, Alicia Keys, Jimi Hendrix, Lady Gaga, Queen 
Favorite movies: Remember the Titans, Stand by Me, Phantom of the Opera, Look Who's Coming to Dinner?, Fitz Willy 
Favorite movie stars: Sidney Poitier, Gregory Peck, Morgan Freeman, Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy 
Favorite TV shows: Big Bang Theory, How I met Your Mother, South Park, Any History Channel thing, That 70s Show 
Favorite actors: Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Kunal Nayyar, Simon Hilberg, Joel McHale 
Favorite gadgets: iPod, cellphone, laptop 
Favorite hobbies: Writing(duh), running, reading, dreaming of a nonprofit organization to start, figuring out how to be the worlds best Clue player 
Favorite heroes: Nelson Mandela(sp?), Oprah 

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