My platform is “Being Different Can Make A Difference.” I feel that too many young people try to conform and live up to society standards. With the pressure of social media and celebrity influences it is hard not to get wrapped up on trying to be something you are not. I was diagnosed with Juvieniel Rhumaoid Arthritis at an early age. This presented many physical and emotional challenges in my life. It also taught me one of the most valuable lessons. That lesson is being different is ok and learning to overcome obstacles helps define who you are. I have been raising money to start my own charity to bring awareness to this disease and hopefully help find a cure. I also have double scholisis something that many would think may prevent me from participating in pageantry. I don’t worry about how crooked I may look, I focus on showcasing the good teens can do in this world. I strongly feel that if each of us embraced what makes us different and continue to show the world that it’s the differences that make us all unique and special we could break down the stereotypes that can be so damaging to the confidence of young people.