I’m that kid who always raises her hand and shares the answer so no one else has to. My life is primarily spent singing in the shower, dancing like no one’s watching, studying French till it hurts, and deciding whether to take a super-quick nap or practice my flute. I love writing because it lets you jump into someone’s brain and experience so-awkward-you-cringe, tear-jerking, joyful moments that make our lives worth living. That’s why I joined Deep: to share my moments with others. Some authors I practically worship are Soman Chainani, Quinn Loftis, Brandon Moll and Jessica Day George. I’ll probably write every day from now on, although not as a career (I actually want to be a professional musician!), hoping to share pieces of myself and inspire other people, too.

Read Madeline’s story, “Gone.”