Kush Thompson is a 16-year-old, southern California native currently attending Orr Academy High School in Chicago as a rising junior. She met her first love, Writing, at an early age, but became fully engaged in the art after being introdcued to Young Chicago Authors in late 2009. In 2010, Kush was honored with the title of team captain for Orr Academy’s slam poetry team. Kush specializes in writing about past experiences, but believes she has potential to expand her skills even further. Following her high school graduation, Kush plans to attend Emerson College in Boston, MA as a performing arts major. Aside from a creative writer, she is an active track & field athlete and member of the vegetarian/animal rights community.