Hear Me Roar: Pursuing Her Dream
October 2019 Issue
Photography by Christian Lee
Pursuing Her Dream
Hometown: Beaufort, SC
What is your biggest passion?
My biggest passion is singing
How does singing make a difference in your life?
If I am sad or feeling any type of emotion, singing helps me cope with it and puts me in a better mood.
When did you start singing, and at what point did you know it was more than just “singing in the shower?”
I have always sang, but I started singing with a coach and taking it more seriously almost 6 years ago. I’m 12 (years old) now.
Have you ever had stage fright?
I most definitely have! When I’m about to go on stage, I have immediate anxiety, and to help with that, I usually breathe. Then, when I’m next to go up on stage, I feel regret, like I don’t want to do it, but then as soon as I get up on stage and start singing, it’s like I’m star struck.
What do you dream of being one day?
A singer because I want to make people happy with my voice, and not for the money, but just to sing honestly. As cheesy as it sounds, it’s true.
So far what is your most exciting moment/biggest opportunity while singing?
I would probably say the Beaufort Water Festival because the crowd was huge, and when I got up on the stage, it felt amazing!
What is one invention you could you never live without?
I have to say I could not live without my phone.
What are the qualities you want in a favorite teacher?
My favorite teacher would never undermine me. I could talk to her/him and feel comfortable about it. She/he would be very gracious and give amazing advice.
What do you think is going to be the biggest challenge for your generation?
Probably for people my age to keep their individuality and not be someone, or something, because someone “popular” or “trendy” is doing it.
What are you most grateful for?
My family, friends, and the opportunities that I have had through out my life to do what I love to do and many more things.
In addition to singing, what are your favorite things to do?
To list a few, I love to play soccer and just sports in general. I love hanging out with my friends, and I love listening to music!
What makes you laugh so hard your stomach hurts?
I would definitely say my friends and my siblings. Well, sometimes my siblings.
If you could have ice cream with one musician/singer, who would you choose and what flavor would you order?
I would love to have ice cream with Billie Eilish because her personality is amazing, and she seems so fun, and I would definitely choose chocolate!
What are you “roaring” about right now?
Well, for my next big audition/performance, I am hoping to try out for “Americas Got Talent,” and for my next song… that’s a secret!
Which do you prefer the most?
Movies or TV? I would say TV because there is more of a variety
Radio or Playlists? Definitely a playlist because I can make the playlist play the music I like
Cars or Trucks? For me it would be cars because I really want a yellow Lamborghini or Tesla.
Cake or Cookies? Cake! I prefer it more.
Early Mornings or Late Nights? Late nights because I have the most creativity then.
Dogs or Cats? I have both, and I can’t choose between them.
Flowers or Chocolate? Chocolate. I love it so much!
Funny Guys or Cute Guys? Definitely funny guys because I love to laugh, but being cute would not hurt.
Beach or River? The river because it’s more exciting to me.
Country Music or Pop? Pop because I vibe with it a lot more