A Sense of
“Before I moved to New York, I made a list of what I wanted to do,” says Ella Morton. “A list of everything true to who I wanted to be, and of who I already was.”
Ella was twenty-five at the time, and wholly miserable. New Zealand-born and raised in Australia, she was incredibly smart but lacking in confidence. She had dropped out of university, and been working for several years as a production assistant at a tech company, passing nights and weekends entirely alone. Fear paralyzed her from even attempting a career in the arts. But as time passed, she couldn’t ignore her continually growing hunger for a community of creative people. She felt a bold aesthetic gnawing within her, too, and yearned to stop compromising the homosexuality she had repressed for fear of what others might think.