The Twin Trio is a blog run by three writers–all of whom happen to be twins: identical twin sisters, Ashley and Amanda, and their fraternal twin best friend, Carly. This blog serves as a way for this trio to showcase its writing and to share their thoughts, interests, and friendship.

The three met at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign during the spring 2015 semester. Amanda and Carly met because of their shared interest in gymnastics, and Ashley met Carly because of Amanda. The more they all spent time together, the more they bonded and realized their similarities:

  • Introverts
  • Dessert lovers
  • Frequent Target shoppers
  • To Write Love on Her Arms supporters

From watching gymnastics meets at Huff Hall, participating in the To Write Love on Her Arms UIUC UChapter, only going to campus bars for lunch during finals week just to try their food, and working on the yearbook together, the three eventually became best friends. Carly became the best friend Ashley and Amanda had been looking for, and Ashley and Amanda became the best friends Carly didn’t know she’d find.

They survived college because they had one another, and they look forward to taking on the rest of their lives together.

(Learn the backstory behind The Twin Trio by reading their first blog post.)

“What an amazing thing to feel known and loved, to feel understood, to walk through life with another person.” -Jamie Tworkowski, If You Feel Too Much