Symone Lessington:Having to discuss my life in 250 words is very minimizing and difficult. Do I talk about being from NY but raised in Georgia? Should I say Fayetteville or should I just put it all in Atlanta because it’s all metro area? What about my trauma? It doesn’t define me but it is a part of who I am. Do I mention my favorite color is red? That I collect glasses. I’ve probably purchased over 50 pairs. Or I could talk about music. I played 7 different instruments growing up, but not so much now. But I still love music as whole. Knowing that there are people who don’t listen to music every day is weird to me.
I’m also bipolar and I think that matters too. And I’m openly but not obviously queer but my best friend denies it. I have a dog named Oreo who is the love of my life whether she likes me that day or not. It will be sad to see her go. And I enjoy poetry. I’ve hosted a few events here in Pittsburgh. I could just list out my resume. That I was once Activities of Chair of SPIRIT as well as Parliamentarian. That I was also the Programs Chair of the CMU chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and BASE (Building Alliances for Success in Engineering) leader for two years. I think I’m getting the gist of what I should say but there are other things about me. If you’d like to contact me and learn what those things are, or for any reason really, you can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org.