Daania Sharifi created the Cliché Teen Journal one cold Wednesday morning. She is the Editor-in-Chief, Founder, and Media Manager of the Cliché Teen Journal. She’s been published in several literary journal's (the Lit Mag, Rare Byrd Review, Stone Soup, Celebrating Art, New Moon Girls, Blue Marble Review, Critical Pass Review, Body Without Organs, the Um Magazine, Pandemonium Mag, and the Sandpiper Magazine). She’s also participated in over seven theatre productions and done choir since the 4th grade. When she isn't photographing everything she sees and uploading it to her Instagram (@dsharificaptures), working on the CTJ, volunteering, or editing her 75k manuscript, she can be found writing song lyrics with her friends.
Dawnie Huynh is the first viewer for the Cliché Teen Journal. She is also the Art Editor and Gratitude Manager for her school’s literary magazine. Dawnie loves to read and write stories. She also really loves art. Dawnie spends her free hours sketching, reading, playing piano or ukulele, and riding her bike. She is hoping to help make the Cliché Teen Journal a successful journal.
Mia Hargest is the second viewer for the Cliché Teen Journal. Her hobbies include reading, writing, playing piano, hanging out with her friends, and helping out with the Cliché Teen Journal! She is thrilled to be a part of such an amazing and hardworking team, and hopes everyone enjoys what the Cliché Teen Journal has to offer.
Samantha Sherwood is the third viewer for the Cliché Teen Journal. She loves to sing, and has been in choir since 4th grade. She enjoys writing and reading, and owns way too many books. She LOVES the Harry Potter series and recommends it to everyone! She enjoys a good challenge, and gives her best. She is extremely excited to be a part of the Cliché Teen Journal and hopes everyone else enjoys it too.
ART GENRE VIEWER:
Hosna Mohibi is the Cliché Teen Journal's Art Genre Viewer. In the past, she has received numerous awards from the Annual Prince Willam County Art Festival. Her time is often spent on school and volunteering. When she has time to spare, she's reading novels, sketching, playing the viola, spending time with her little sisters, and seeing the world in colors through her music. If you can't catch her doing any of that, you might find her pausing the world and capturing it with her Canon camera.
LITERATURE GENRE VIEWER:
Samantha Meyers is the Literature Genre Editor for the Cliché Teen Journal. One of her main hobbies is playing the cello, which she has earned many awards and recognition in such as: making Prince William All-County Orchestra twice, Junior Regional Orchestra, and winning four medals for Solo and Ensemble with superior ratings. She has won a few writing awards and is currently working on a novel with her friend. She is now the Co-Editor-in-Chief of her school’s literary magazine that had featured three of her written pieces. This peculiar person loves to binge watch YouTube videos, and she LOVES a good dystopian novel to cry over. Usually, when reading an excellent book, she doesn’t put it down until she finishes it. She also loves to draw and experiment with ideas in her sketchbook, and plot storylines and inspirations in her head.
McKenna McKrell is a blogger for the Cliché Teen Journal and a literature enthusiast. In her free time, you can often find her enjoying the temperate California weather, on a run, or reading a good book. Through blogging, she hopes to share pieces of her life, lessons she has learned, as well as shine a light on rising artists and authors through interviews. She can’t wait to share her passion for writing with the Cliché Teen Journal!
B. F. HARVEY
B. F. Harvey, whose real name is Ben Harvey, is a sixteen-year-old writer from Linwood, New Jersey. He enjoys running and listening to music as well as walking his dogs. In his free time, he practices his bass and piano and listens to his record player as he reads classic books. Currently, he runs track, is a part of his school’s symphonic band, and is an avid learner in school. He is also a lead editor and writer for his high school's literary magazine, and has attended Alfred’s University’s writing camp and is planning on going to Europe this summer to tour with a concert band for three weeks. Through blogging and writing for Cliché Teen Journal, he hopes to demonstrate himself and his experiences so that the person reading the story on the other side may have a different outlook on the world and the art that exists within it.
Hi! I'm Sophia Marie and I’m sixteen years old. I laugh a little too loud, love a little too hard and think a little too much. I spend a large amount of my free time writing poetry and short stories. I also enjoy performing at poetry slams and readings. I often speak of social justice, body positivity, mental illness and recovery in my work. I hope to give a voice to those who have none through my work, and I hope to inspire others to speak up for what they believe in. I am super excited to be a part of CTJ and I can’t wait to see what comes next!
Kaitlyn Couvillon is 14 years old. She is the publicity manager at her school’s literary magazine and the Vice President of her school’s National Junior Honor Society club. She loves to sing, act, and read. Currently she is acting in her seventh school production Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as Jemima Potts. She has been in choir since the fourth grade and been in several honor choirs. When not endlessly doing her Spanish homework she can be found hanging out with her friends or reading. She is very honored to be a part of the Cliché Teen Magazine work force!
Anna Lopacinski is 13 years old. She is an interviewer for the Cliché Teen Journal. Other things she does is: play the piano, the guitar, and the ukulele. She also sings in the Advanced Women's Choir and District Choir at her school. Another endless thing Anna loves is dance and musical theatre. She is on a competitive dance team and is currently a choreographer for her school’s current musical production. She is super excited to be a part of a lovely team.
Ella is another interviewer for the Cliché Teen Journal! She is excited to be a part of the team.
Dani Rivers is one of the ambassadors for Cliché Teen Journal. In her free time she likes to act, read, and hang out with friends and family. Dani is so excited to join the CTJ creative team!
Ama Anwar is a New York City based teen photographer and founder of Inky Moments, which is a literary and lifestyle blog. In the past, she has represented various companies and small businesses, including Scent Pop Candles, and Jord Wooden Watches. Over her high school career, she was recognized as a CEYE Scholar/Researcher at the Icahn School of Medicine, and a Future Imagemaker at the Tisch Future Artists program. In the future, she hopes to take initiatives to impact the world; starting with a nonprofit organization, in order to encourage literature, and provide books for all kids.
My name is Lashawana Diansoni and I’m fourteen. I was born in Paris on October 20th 2004. I have 2 siblings, one little sister and one little brother. I live in a small town in Haute-Savoie, France. In September, I am gonna be a year 11 pupil. Beside school, I love doing different sports. My favorite sport is gymnastics. I practice regularly since 2015. I also like hanging out with my friends, spend time with my family, but the thing I love doing the most, is photography. I started photography a little more of two years ago, and I absolutely felt in love with this art.
Nikki Nelson is 14 years old. She likes to sing, act, play piano, draw, and take pictures. She also loves penguins. Nikki is happy to be a part of the CTJ.
My name is Krishna Chaitanya (from Bangalore, India). I was born on 12th June 2001 at Bangalore, India. I am currently pursuing Arts and Humanities course(12th grade) in Christ Junior College(Bangalore). My current professions are student and blogger. I am a fanatic lover of food, music, nature, sports, art, literature, international affairs, animals and photography. My hobbies are watching TV, taking photographs, reading blogs and articles, cycling and playing indoor and outdoor games etc. One of my dream is to become a brand ambassador for one of the brand, companies or journals. My aim is to become a professional photographer, food vlogger and football pundit. I would like to thank Cliche Teen Journal for giving me this wonderful opportunity to become the ambassador of this journal. I would like to give an immense contribution and give my 200 percent for this journal.