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Maverick Magazine Fall 2021: Mercy's Post-Baccalaureate - On Building Confidence One Step, and One Word, at a Time

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Carina Lamont ’21 delivered a stirring poem during Mercy’s virtual commencement ceremony in May 2021, and hopes it is just the beginning of her writing career. “My dream is to write for TV, and if I can’t do that, I would love to work in books, in the publishing world. I’ve always been inspired by Toni Morrison — how she weaved her words together and how her story came to fruition.”

Lamont is 23, from Far Rockaway, Queens, and graduated from Mercy with her bachelor’s degree in Media Studies. The high point of her college experience has been her participation in both Divas Have Mercy Step Team and DiverCity Dance Team. “When I came out of my comfort zone and realized I could be on both of these teams which I loved so much, I saw how much I was capable of. That was definitely the high point. That’s when I saw that I was at my best physically.”

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