Larisa Manescu

Larisa Manescu

A first generation Romanian American, Larisa Manescu is a writer based in Austin, Texas. With a journalism background and an activist heart, she believes in the power of the personal essay to shatter stigma surrounding "touchy" topics and to convey the much-needed universal reminder: You are not alone. Currently, she's the Culture Lead Writer for the digital section of the Dallas-based Austere Magazine. Using the opportunities she's been given, from graduating high school in Buenos Aires to studying at UT Austin, she's working towards a world with more opportunities for all. It would be ideal if in this world, the "F" word is fully understood and not at all controversial. Feminism, that is.

Follow her on Twitter @LarisaManescu, on Instagram @larisam13, and check out the spectrum of her work at larisamanescu.com.