My name is Molly Glover, and I am a student in New York City at Pratt Institute working towards my dream.
Eight years ago, I was a tiny kid, doing my fifth grade English homework, and at some point, decided that I knew the answer to that question all of the teachers were asking: “what are you going to be when you grow up?” Eleven years old, and I went to bed knowing that for the rest of my life I wanted to be a Costume Designer.
I grew up in a very creative, very supportive house. Both of my parents are educators, and I was raised in an art teacher’s room. Like mankind\itself I was painting before I was speaking, and now, it is habit, to paint, or draw, or create, in order to express how I feel.
Alright, unlike Katniss, I am friendly. I don’t have a group of friends, but I am always nice to everyone I met. I am a leader by circumstance, and true to what I believe is right. My two younger siblings, Sam and Hannah, are everything to me. I have a friend back home that I shoot my bow off with when I can, and I feel more at home in the woods than I do in the city.
So, for subtle reasons like the imagery of food, fashion and environment, then of course for the wonderfully intense themes of corruption, power shifts and the ultimate decline and desensitization of our humanity, this book trilogy, The Hunger Games, latched a hold of me in ways I still am unable to completely understand. But, like Peeta… I paint it out, and like Cinna, I create from it.
Six years after deciding that I was going to direct my life towards becoming a Costume Designer, I read The Hunger Games (go ahead and guess what I attached to) yep. The Fashion. So I began designing. Two, nearly three years after that, and I am in New York City at Pratt Institute taking in everything I can to get myself closer to that dream. The Hunger Games is a constant source of inspiration for not only my designs, but in the way I live my life, and in the way I look at the world in which we all live.
I am a fan, because this book is the reason that I am able to see the way I do. It continues to lead me in the direction of my dream, and that is unforgettable, irreplaceable. Real or not real?
I say real.
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