I can’t believe I’m not a teenager anymore. 20 is such weird age to be, and these girls made me realize how much I miss being a teen, even though being a teen is just as weird as being 20. Does the weirdness ever go away?
This is Bryan. I call him my big brother because he always protects me from creepy guys when we go out together.
Here’s Jenelle being adorable, as usual. We went on a weekend road trip to Gainesville, FL for our friend’s birthday. I don’t really know how I caught this picture but I’m so glad I did.
Broward, Florida (my hood).
The Blue to my Cheese. We both changed our Instagram profile pictures to Blue and Cheese from Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends. Jenelle used to be Mac, but she changed her profile back a couple days ago.
This is what cramps on a Saturday afternoon looks like. Ziggy (my dog) is also low-key a model.
I’d never completely understood the phrase “heart of gold” until I met Ari.
The tattoo shop down the street from our campus has discount tattoos on Tuesdays. I skipped class with my friend Yari to catch the sale. This is us admiring our new ink. It was Yari’s first tattoo (she got a palm tree), and my sixth.
I like it when Miami looks pink.
Book Barn Exchange on Flagler Street has the best used books. My friend Clinton took this while I was deciding between a couple of books. I bought a really cool ’90s lookbook.
Sometimes I wish I could visit other dimensions. This room made me feel like it wasn’t just a silly fantasy.
I decided I needed a picture with this wall. Special thanks to Jenelle for capturing this.
Zoé Lawrence is just a young, woke girl trying to balance living out her wildest dreams with being a full-time student. She’s either knee deep in an existential crisis or going through those funny meme accounts on Instagram: There is no in between. For more of her work, you can follow her on Instagram or VSCO.
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