If I could only use one word to describe Tia Henricks, it would be magical.
Arriving at her place, a house filled with as many stories as the pages she writes on, a sick Tia climbs out of bed and makes a cup of tea to soothe her throat. What followed was a whimsical day of Elton John records, poems, messy hair and irresistible morning light.
She’s a writer, an old soul, a friend and a dreamer.
I’m Tia, I’m 16 and I’m an aspiring writer and creator of all things nice.
Describe yourself in 3 words
Creative, insane, fragile I suppose.
What are you doing at the moment? What do you want to be doing?
At the moment I’m in process mode, so I’m just sorting out what direction I want to go. I want to find a new path that no one has followed. What I want to be doing is writing a hell lot more than I am, travelling to new places and collaborating with a wider range of artists and photographers.
Your spirit animal?
Does Angelina Jolie count? She makes me weak.
Something you’re dying to try is…
To be more open about everything.
If you could teleport anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?
Either Bali, Paris, India, or San Fran. At the moment most probably San Fran!
What keeps you sane?
Writing, it’s like alcohol to an alcoholic, and travelling.
What makes your bones tingle? ..
Everything around me, the people in my life, strangers eyes, the grass, Sunday coffee, warm blankets, people’s minds, anything open, vulnerability, innocence
If you could change something about the world, what would it be?
If I could change something I would change the schooling system. We are so caught up in making sure everyone is at the same level that we don’t really learn, we just learn to pass. School isn’t focused on the things kids can do really well, it’s focused on the majority of above average kids, and so many kids go unnoticed and un-nurtured. Makes me sad.
What’s something you’re afraid of?
Sharks and being alone, I can’t swim out into the ocean very far.
What do you want to be remembered for?
I want to be the girl that was easy, easy to be inspired by, I want to inspire others to create what’s inside, I want to be remembered by my writing and my bad out loud singing, I want to he remembered by my footsteps and my music taste.
Words for everyone to live by?
This is it kid, it’s you and the world make yourself entirely happy, don’t tolerate crap, just have positive people in your life, and big dreams.