I am a 13-year-old girl from Oyster Bay, New York. I love to write short stories and poems. I am also an internationally performing violinist, as a member of the Joyous String Ensemble. When I am fully immersed in the melody, I become part of the music and I feel invigorated. I am also becoming more socially and politically engaged and actively advocating for the empowerment of young girls worldwide.

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