I am a 12-year-old girl from Oyster Bay, New York. I love to write short stories and poems. I also love playing the violin because it sounds so beautiful. When I am fully immersed in the melody, I feel I become part of the music and I feel invigorated. I am also very interested in becoming more socially and politically engaged and to advocate for the empowerment of young girls worldwide.

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