Christina Carrell is a freelance journalist specializing in food, parenting, and health.
Remember 1998 when N*SYNC ruled the airwaves and everyone was busy feeding their Tamagotchis? I was ten years old, and we got our first computer - complete with America Online and dial-up internet.
Every day after school I'd race inside to hear that magical sound - "You've Got Mail!" - and know that someone was picking up what I'd put down: my first self-published e-newsletter, Dance and Music World.
I wrote articles, interviewed other kids, researched topics, and organized it all into a monthly "zine" sent to the subscribers I accrued through AOL kids' chat rooms. Back then, I didn't know I was practicing for a career. I just knew I was doing what I loved: writing, researching, learning, and best of all: sharing what I learned with others.
My name's Christina Carrell, and I'm a freelance writer living in Medford, New Jersey with my husband and our four-year-old.