Pop / Jazz Vocal
“Be Your Own Beautiful” is a campaign centered on teaching teens across the nation that the power to be beautiful does not lie in the eyes of others— it comes from deep within oneself. This platform, inspired by how Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) gave me a healthy life and the confidence to feel happy in my own skin, focuses on helping other teens feel beautiful and comfortable with who they are. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals gave me my life back after spinal problems hindered it and allowed me to finally feel confident and comfortable in my own skin— something I feel is very important with today’s youth and advocate for regularly. In the fall of 2015 I had Spinal Fusion Surgery to correct fractured vertebrae, scoliosis, and a birth defect in my spine; it was the best decision of my life. Surgery made me stronger, mentally and physically, and it gave me my life back, all thanks to CMNH. While sharing the impact CMNH left on my life, I am able to reach out to others who struggle with negatively damaged self-esteems and inspire them to understand that they can overcome any obstacle life throws their way. Whether they battle mental health disorders, physical disabilities, difficult family situations, or any other adversity that affects their morale, I help them realize they are worth more than any label and any challenge they face. From a young age, I understood the importance of making a difference in the world, and through my platform “Be Your Own Beautiful”, I can continue to inspire adolescents who encounter the same internal crisis I faced for years.
• Full-Time Student at Emory University • "Be Your Own Beautiful" Founder • Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Advocate • Children's Health Advocate • Public Speaker • Published Author
1,000+ hours of community service since 2014; Wrote & Directed an original play this year; Performed in Carnegie Hall; Currently create podcasts for iTunes about self-confidence; Spoke at the GA State Capitol on Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day; Designed and coded a video game for the blind community.