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Monday, June 17, 2024

Asta Hemenway

Staff Writer

Asta Hemenway is a third-year senior majoring in Journalism. Born in Tallahassee, she grew up Senegalese American. When she’s not writing or doing school, she loves watching Netflix and Tiktok in her spare time. 


Gambling with imposter syndrome

I’ve been obsessed with words for as long as I can remember. The way they can make you feel, what art you can create or how they shape you.  And I love words, for I grew up having trouble arranging them in my speech the way I could on paper. So I gobbled them when I could, whether that was reading or writing elementary books before I understood what world I lived in. 

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Signs stating “Color is not a crime,” “For Breonna,” “Black Lives Matter,” and “Protect black women” are seen at the protest starting at Bo Didley Plaza in Gainesville on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (Asta Hemenway/Alligator Staff)



Meg Sullivan, 32, a Gainesville resident, is seen holding her six-year-old son, whom she did not want to be named, at the protest for Breonna Taylor at the Alachua County Court House on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (Asta Hemenway/Alligator Staff)

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