Hometown: Seattle, WA
Quote: “My brother never thinks before he speaks. I have been taught to filter.” — Lily Myers
One Accolade: Her poem, Shrinking Women, went viral
Originally from Seattle, the 20-year-old first started writing poetry during her junior year of high school after she “accidentally” took a creative writing class. She ended up loving poetry and with the encouragement of her teacher, started attending open mic nights. Fast-forward four years, Myers has found her calling.