Marc-Joelitza Montgomery is a writer and Year-2 student at BHSEC Cleveland. She is the recipient of the Literature of the Americas Award in the Spring of 2018. As well as the recipient of the World Literature Award in both the Fall and Spring semester of 2018-2019.

I am the creator, the choice maker, the artist…
The one who decided to sketch not with a pencil– but with a pen. 
I choose to sketch a picture of freedom, and mistake,
a picture that shows beauty in chaos-
the chaos deriving from the rules that one bends.
I don’t want to erase
I already have the space for freedom and creation. 
It is my responsibility to be unapologetic and free. 
I am the creator, the choice maker, the artist…
I chose the pen.