Hi! My name is Mariel Lopez.

I try to be as honest as possible. In writing and in real life. I think it’s because I am deeply attracted to sincere and genuine people and I constantly try to be the same. I don’t know why I find this trait to be so compelling, but I know that I always have been enticed by these types of people.

I was born in the Philippines and grew up there until I was around 5 or 6, where at that point my family and I immigrated to Canada where I have lived ever since!

I’m currently a freshman at McMaster University and I plan on majoring in Communication Studies.

I love to travel, experience new things, listen to good music, and be with my family and friends. Spontaneous escapades are my favourite.

I also really love beauty, fashion, and photography. Ironically enough, I also enjoy reading biographies for fun and like knowing about current events that involve the government, the world, and politics.

My favourite singers of all time are Lana Del Rey, Lykke Li, Andrew Belle, and Blackbear.

If I could live anywhere, I would live in either New York City or Quebec City in a heartbeat. They’re both such a beautiful cities and living in either would be a dream.

If there’s one thing I could tell you, it’s this: write of what you know, and read about what you don’t.