About pages scare me for two reasons.
- I can never think of anything clever to say
- I’m not sure what exactly you want to know
I could tell you that I’m 20 years old, hail from Waterford, MI and am studying English and Writing at the University of Michigan.
I could tell you that I’ve played volleyball, softball, basketball, powder-puff football, ran track and cross country and did gymnastics in my younger years, and that now in college, I don’t play sports at all.
I could tell you that I’m attracted to little things of beauty, like typography, or raindrops, or anything that I think deserves a second look.
I could tell you that I dislike milk, breakfast food, and numbers divisible by 5.
I could tell you that I’m 4’11”. That I love children and still consider myself one a majority of the time.
I could tell you that my mom is my best friend. That I’m incredibly introspective, and above all I appreciate people who will listen to what I have to say without interrupting. That I need to talk through my problems, but like to come to my own conclusions.
Which one of these tells you the most about me? Which one is the most accurate representation of who I am? The answer of course is all of them and none of them. Each one of these statements is true about me, but even combined, they don’t equal an accurate representation of who I am. How can they, when I’m still trying to figure out who that is?
I am fascinated by the idea of representations, and what it means to say “this is me.” This portfolio is my exploration of those two ideas.