Although a test score initially began the process
for building the confidence to exercise my
voice, there have been many people that have
played an important role in fine tuning it.
My mother and I have built an incredibly close relationship since my teens that has nutured my
voice. My sister and I began to spend more time
together and she introduced me to voice
expression through art, poetry, and music. She
also inspired my curiosity to see the world and
explore other cultures.
I have been fortunate in my life to always have
friends. I still am close with my best friend since
kindergarten. With friends, I find comfort in
sharing our voices in joy as well as confronting
our deepest hopes and fears. In middle school, I began to develop closer relationships with teachers and to be more involved in school, club and sport activities.