Name Paris Sanders Age 20 Occupation Poet, Student, Planned Parent Advocate
(+ now model) Location New York, NY
Who’s that girl?
Name Sarah Tekele Age 22 OccupationArtist Location New York, NY
What excites you most about your current age?
P Nothing has to be permanent, including myself.
S The ability and act of documenting my youth. There’s nothing greater then knowing nearly everything I craft will be exposed to the generation I create after me.
What’s a fear that you have?
S Forgetting. P I am afraid of being complacent. I am always wondering, “What could I be doing right now?” “What could I be reading or learning or writing or thinking about?” I am constantly terrified that one day I will wake up and look back disappointed or unsatisfied, due to a realization that I had spent time in a way that appeared comfortable, but was actually static.
I feel both too young and too old simultaneously. I know that it’s fairly common to feel a bit less “together” than you would imagine you’d be at any given age, but lately, I feel “old” compared to so many other people doing incredible things. I am also surprised by how much I have to remind myself what I want to do is endurance, not a sprint….I often am so wrapped up in the end goal that I lose sight of the process day-to-day.
What has surprised you most about the phase of life you’re in?
S I evolve about 7 times a day and with each evolvement I meet someone new. If I don’t meet someone new I learn something new and if I don’t learn something new, I feel life consistently realigning and shifting me to my purpose. It’s strange being an adult you know?