welcome to the undergrowth – a site dedicated to real people who think beyond what they’re told and allow themselves to feel deeply. i suppose you could describe me as a sometimes-cliche-teenager, and a sometimes-cliche-hating-teenager – someone who loves life and cherishes the messiness of being human. in case you can’t tell, i love to write. i write about society and politics, my thoughts and feelings about the world around me, and creatively – about the emotions, the pains and joys, of being human. i love to connect meaningfully with other people and spend my days surrounded by nature, thinking and writing and soaking up the beauty of our world!
while i’ve blogged for years, i have founded “the undergrowth” during a stage of my life that warrants a fresh chapter – and a new website. in case you’re wondering why i’ve called this site what i have. “the undergrowth”.
a dense growth of shrubs and other plants, especially under trees in woodland.
essentially, this site is a collection of the dense varieties of thoughts, objections, poems, stories and ideas that come from somewhere inside my head – that are created in some limbo that connects the world around me, my experiences, and myself. they come from a place that society tries to tame and suppress. often unnatural, uncomfortable and unwelcome in the social forum. vulnerability. i’m here to challenge society and the talk about the good and the bad it has created.
i want to uncover and reveal the “shrubbery”, the originality and authenticity of humanity that is being so rapidly and thoughtlessly lost beneath the noise (trees) of our society (woodland). yeah, it’s a metaphor. i think you get it.
so welcome! stick around if you find yourself intrigued by the inner workings of a teenage girl’s mind, if you’re sick of the disingenuity of modern society, or if you find enjoyment in reading poetry and creative writing, read on!
oh, and my lowercase letters thing? just adds to the allure of the whole ironic-rebellious-teenager thing i’ve got going… 😉
so thanks for stopping by! i hope you’ll stick around!