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San Francisco, CA
This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This author's work has been published in our print magazine.

About for-you-i-swoon:

"When I was 5, my mom told me happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment & I told them they didn't understand life"

Articles and Art by for-you-i-swoon:

A Letter to My Younger Self
Nonfiction section, Teen Ink This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
Me Against the World
Photographs section, Teen Ink
Dorothy 2.0
Photographs section, Teen Ink This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Seeking an Escape
Photographs section, Teen Ink

For-you-i-swoon's Favorite Personal Quote:

"Our greatest glory lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." --Nelson Mandela

Favorite books: I Am an Emotional Creature, A Piece of Cake, In the Body of the World, Sold 
Favorite authors: Eve Ensler, Cupcake Brown, Patricia McCormick 
Favorite music albums: Continuum, Bon Iver, 21 
Favorite music artists: John Mayer, Seal, Andrew Belle, SZA, Ellie Goulding 
Favorite movies: Love Actually, Rent, Silver Linings Playbook, Motorcycle Diaries 
Favorite movie stars: Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Gael Garcia Bernal, Michael B. Jordan 
Favorite TV shows: Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Saturday Night Live, Project Runway, The OC 
Favorite actors: Kerry Washington, Patrick Dempsey 
Favorite gadgets: iPhone 
Favorite hobbies: Singing, Playing guitar/piano, Public Service Work, Writing, Traveling 

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