The other day, I interviewed my sister, Genevieve Johnson. She is 14 and in 8th grade. She will be attending Dominican High School next year. Genevieve plays basketball and loves art and binge-watching shows on Netflix. At the time of the interview, she was lying in bed.
Q: How are you today?
Gen told me that she wished she was eating ice cream instead of being interviewed.
Q: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
A: “Somewhere tropical…that’s warm”
Q: What’s your favorite thing about eighth grade?
A: (*After complaining about school*) “Probably how close everyone in my class has gotten”.
Her least favorite thing is the homework. She says she gets a lot, but she also procrastinates like crazy.
Q: How do you feel about starting high school next year? What are you most excited about? Most nervous about?
A: “It’s scary. That’s all. It’s terrifying.”
She’s most excited and nervous about meeting all the new people. She’s also nervous about switching schools and having to talk to people and make new friends.
Q: What are you most and least excited for about me leaving for college next year?
A: “I’m excited to get my own room, and least excited to have no one to go shopping with and no one to take me places.”
She does not like the idea of going shopping with Maggie, our other sister.
Q: Who is your favorite sister and why?
A: “I’d rather not answer… You know the answer… I DO NOT HAVE A FAVORITE SISTER I LOVE THEM BOTH EQUALLY.”
Q: If you were to say I was your favorite, why would that be?
A: “We’re closer in age so we have more in common.”
Q: What is your favorite class and why?
A: “Flex because it’s a study hall. There are only five of us.”
Q: Who are your favorite Friends and Grey’s Anatomy characters and why?
A: “Joey and Chandler… they’re teddy bears. And Alex because I just love Alex… He’s so sweet.”
Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: “I don’t have free time… but I like to go on TikTok”
Q: Who’s your favorite TikTok person?
A: She’s her own favorite, even though she hasn’t posted. Her least favorite is “the girl with the blue hair”.
Q: What are your thoughts on Joshua Bassett?
Q: How do you think your friends would describe you?
A: “As the mom of every friend group.”
Q: What do you think is your best quality?
A: “I am, in fact, an organized person… not right now, but most of the time…”
Q: Who is your inspiration?
A: After trying to come up with reasons to say I’m her biggest inspiration while also insulting me, she called my mom to ask who she should say her biggest inspiration was, and my mom told her to say, “My mom because I want to be just like her and she’s a rock star”.
Although Gen didn’t give very detailed answers, I think that this interview gives a good insight into my sister’s personality and shows who she really is.
Photos by: Addie Johnson