I am 17 and have been writing avidly for years. I wrote poems as a way to express the things I am too afraid to say out loud. My poetry is my voice. I write about experiences and beliefs that are close to me. I also like to write short stories, but these are usually fictional. I aspire to be a clinical psychologist in my future and hope that the hurdles I've had in my life will help me to help someone else pass theirs.