Carissa Larsen – California Nomination & Photography by Christine Lan Photography Issue 51 of Inspiring Teens Magazine
Nomination: Carissa Larsen lights up the room with her smile and big heart. People are drawn to her light as she is incredibly friendly with everyone she meets. She loves her family, friends, and community, and will go out of her way to bring happiness and sunshine through service. She is also incredibly talented and started her own business, @simplyserene.co, which includes fine lettering and décor. She has a natural talent for design and artistry. She’s looking forward to college and majoring in business and fashion merchandising.
What would you most like to be interviewed about? I would most like to be interviewed about how I have seen myself grow. Looking back at my past self and who I may be in the future, I would want to be asked how I’ve seen myself changed and if I like the person I am now. The one person I’m with all the time is myself, so I know myself better than anyone else does and have seen the ways in which I have become more mature and different, but how?
What inspiring things about you does your nomination not cover? The inspiring things about me that my nomination does not cover is my ambition to someday travel the world. I want to be able to make money while also not being held back by it. I want to live freely by seeing and doing new things.
If you were to present a topic to a group of your peers, what would it be and why? If I were to present a topic to a group of my peers, I would discuss mental health. I would discuss this because I feel that it’s significant in this modern day and has become more of a major issue. Teens need to feel comfortable with knowing nothing is wrong with them and knowing that they don’t need to feel as though they have to work harder than their mind can exceed. I have seen those close to be and even myself struggle with this and I want other people to know how to deal with it and how to understand it.
Look for Carissa in issue 51 of Inspiring Teens Magazine!