— “Who are you?” The words on the paper were more intimidating than anything, the pen in the girl’s hand hesitating as she tried to answer. She had labels just as everyone else did; her French and Turkish descent, daughter of a turkish businessman and french model, a lover of art. She knew these answers were meaningless. A scoff left her lips as she realized that she had never taken the time to define herself. Much of her identity had been created by others. It began with her father conditioning her to believe she was destined to dedicate the rest of her existence to her studies. Then came the strangers placing their assumptions on her with a fine needle, creating tattoos of their conceptions on her heart. The last came from past lovers, most having a tendency to create a version that was easy for them to accept. She was dedicated, hopelessly devoted to the things and people she loved. She was stubborn and sometimes overbearing, but had the patience to forgive anyone and everyone. While gentle, she was still a fuse waiting to be set off. Deep down, she knew she wasn’t ordinary. Her golden hair fell over her shoulder as her head tilted, pen tapping against her notebook. With a sigh, her teeth dug into her bottom lip as she turned to the words of one of her favorite poets to answer the question for her; she was alright being ordinary a bit longer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“I am still so naive. I know pretty much what I like and dislike; but please, do not ask me who I am. A passionate, fragmentary girl, maybe?” — Sylvia Plath ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
AURORA SAGE MONÉT — 1997
french and turkish. bilingual. strong accent only when speaking french. raised in conques, france. moved to new york at age sixteen. bachelor’s degree in english literature. teaching assistant. carter’s girl. model with davenchi. chanel ambassador. libra sun, aries rising, leo moon. self proclaimed shakespeare expert. spiritual, not religious. stella rosa wine. fall baby. ceo of whipped coffee. big forehead club. mom to a hedgehog and kitty. some friends just call her pixie. musical lover. ambiverted. little body, the biggest heart. selectively bold. real life megara.