Introduce yourself?: My name is Monique. I am 17 and I live in Florida.

What inspires you every day?: It seems wrong, but I would say despair. The hardships of everyday life inspire me to find things that counteract that. My urge to be better comes from my urge to show people that life doesn’t always have to be dramatic to be good.

What is something you would change about people in the world?: Lack of honesty. Not just the lies people tell on purpose but the lie they live and the lie they tell themselves.

How do you feel about the people in the world?: I would have to get to know them. I don’t have many friends and I isolate myself pretty often. But from what I’ve learned, I feel like you can’t ever really trust anyone.

What is something you’ve struggled with in life?: Depression. And the only thing I have to say about that is: Fuck. That. Shit. I’ve been struggling with it since I was 12 and it’s kinda getting old.

What is a positive message you would give others?: Everyone says don’t be afraid to be yourself, but I think it’s important to choose wisely the people you expose that self to. People will take advantage of knowing your authentic self, so guard it like your life…cause it fucking is.

if you could make a difference in the world how would you do that?: I honestly have no idea. I’m a writer of novels, poems, and songs. But before I try to make a difference in the world I think I should try to make a difference in myself.

Name: Monique Collins

Instagram Name: Psychedelic.lulliby

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