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Kathryn Destin was born and raised in Harlem, NY and is currently a junior at the Academy of Mount St. Ursula. She decided to join the Girls Write Now family because she loves writing and digital media. She plans on improving her writing, learning new digital skills, and completing old projects. In her spare time, besides writing, she loves to read, especially mysteries. Kathryn likes photography, black and white films, and YouTube. She has been recognized for being an imaginative and creative writer.


Ewa Lyczewska is a multimedia storyteller with experience in print and web. A published author in magazines, newspapers and online, Ewa also tells stories through photo, audio, and video. After attending the 2015 Girls Write Now Awards and getting to know some of mentors and mentees, Ewa knew she wanted to be part of the Girls Write Now community. Her hopes to help her mentee Kathryn find her unique voice, and for both of them to finesse their craft. Ewa graduated with a MA in Journalism with Distinction from DePaul University in 2012, and was a recipient of Scholarship for Continued Academic Achievement in the Journalism program during both of her years at DePaul. In 2006, Ewa graduated with a B.S. in Physics from University of Illinois at Chicago.

"You just have to accept your body. You may not love it all the way, but you just have to be comfortable with it, comfortable with knowing that's your body" -Rihanna. While the population continues to increase, girls' self confidence continues to decrease. Today, so many young girls do not love their bodies because they compare themselves to the media and society's set standard of beautiful. Girls of all different ethnicities and body types give their perspectives as to what it is like being a teenage girl who is trying to love herself. —Kathryn Destin

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