Asha Swann is a 24-year-old writer based in Toronto. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Journalism with a double minor in Ethics and English. Her writing tends to fluctuate between editorials, journalism, and creative nonfiction. She writes about diversity, women's rights, politics, arts & culture, travel, environmentalism, and anything else that she finds interesting. Her work has been published in Next Big Thing Magazine, Her Campus, Brightly, STYLE Canada, The Eyeopener, Nuvo Magazine, JUVEN, and more.
Statement: I want to be a mentor because I had so much fun last year being a TYWI camp counselor! Being a little bit older has allowed me to get different types of writing experience through unique internships. I'm hoping that my background will help someone feel inspired to write in all sorts of unexpected ways. I'm looking for a mentee interested in creative nonfiction or journalism, someone who likes reading memoirs, blogs, personal essays, or realism. Ideally, my mentee will also be interested in human-interest stories that make your brain think "truth is stranger than fiction."
Writing discipline: journalism/creative nonfiction