My name is Baaria Chaudhary. I am sixteen years old, a junior in high school, and a headscarf-wearing Muslim. Writing is my passion and has been since I was eight years old, one of the reasons why I joined the Tots to Teens Writing Program. I love all kinds of writing from short stories and novels to English essays and articles for my school newspaper. Writing is a way to express my opinions, my dreams, and myself, which is why I love it. In a way, writing is my drug, not marijuana. Other than my obsession with writing, I volunteered for this teen writers program in order to find out what its like to work for a real magazine. My dream job is being a journalist (Obviously, it involves a lot of writing!) and I believe that this is a way for me to understand what goes on behind the magazine. I hope this experience is enlightening as well as entertaining. I can’t wait to get started.