Brandy Winchester is a senior at Arizona State University. She plans on graduating in May of 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a focus on culture. After her graduation she would like to attend a law school in Arizona. Her long term career goals consist of graduating from law school to then go on to practicing in family law; specializing in divorce cases. This is her second semester interning for Superstition Review.
1. What is your position with Superstition Review and what are your responsibilities?
This semester my position is Art Editor which consists of finding and reviewing artists for our upcoming issue 7. After the review process I will be responsible for viewing and rating the art submissions and staying in contact with the artists.
2. Why did you decide to get involved with Superstition Review?
I decided to get involved with Superstition Review last semester as a way of exposing myself to the art of publication. After last semester I grew very fond of the program and decided to return for another issue.
3. How do you like to spend your free time?
I enjoy spending my free time outside as much as possible. I like to hike and experience new places. I’m a dreamer and can easily spend an entire “free” day planning new trips and adventures to conquer.
4. What other position(s) for Superstition Review would you like to try out?
If I were to intern with Superstition Review for a third semester I would like to try out the submissions coordinator position because I think it would be a challenge and in the end I would walk away with a lot of good experience.
5. Describe one of your favorite literary works.
My favorite literary work is Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. This piece is my favorite because it is a touching story that takes the reader through a trip “to the other side.” The issues presented in the book are raw but also life altering. It is a book for every reader.
6. What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading Mama Might Be Better Off Dead By Laurie Kaye. This novel addresses the health care issues that the United States has by putting it into perspective through an African-American family.
7. Creatively, what are you currently working on?
I am currently working on learning how to play the guitar. I had formal guitar lessons as a child but I never followed through with it. A few days ago I went and purchased a cheap guitar with the intent to pick it back up and this time actually follow through with it.
8. What inspires you?
People inspire me. I have always been a people watcher. I enjoy sitting and observing others. This is what inspires me to write because I strive to capture my visions.
9. What are you most proud of?
I am most proud of myself. I shock myself on a regular basis with the new things I try and that I accomplish. I try to never stop dreaming, and with that I plan to never stop doing.
10. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years I see myself with a B.A. in English Literature, a B.A. in Anthropology, and a J.D. in law. I will be practicing family law, specializing in divorce cases. And I hope that I am still living life to the fullest every day!