My name is Lilly. I’m 16 years old, and I live in Denver Colorado.
What inspires you everyday
Being kind to people. Everyone is so caught up in shit that doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things. It might just be me because I’m oober sensitive to how others are feeling, but I make it a point to be forcefully kind to everyone.
Especially nowadays with all the backlash on equal rights activism, I am inspired by the push towards authentic kindness in the world today.
What is something you would change about people in the world
I would change how controlling everyone is. The reason that a lot of controversial issues take place is because someone is trying to control what isn’t their business.
I’d also increase emotional intellectualism across the board. Nobody is compassionate towards one another anymore, probably because they’re trying to control everything.
What is something you’ve struggled with
I’ve struggled with anxiety for most of my life. A family member killed themselves when I was younger, and in turn triggered my depression. Sophomore year I tried to kill myself, but thanks to my best friend and (then) boyfriend, things got a lot better. I went to therapy and took some meds for a while, and am luckily no longer suffering fro severe depression.
What is your view on society today
It kinda sucks.
There’s part of it that are beautiful, accepting, and progressing.
But there are other parts that are cold and unaccepting.
Helping someone is considered a crime; a robbery of one’s self establishment. People are hypocritical in almost every sense, and many of those hypocrites are uneducated and close minded.
I try to surround myself with the beautiful parts of society, but that doesn’t mean that the shitty parts don’t exist.
What is a positive message you would give others
That there is always something to look forward to. It’s okay to feel emotions, and you don’t have to be positive all the time. But there are so many other people on this planet than yourself, so be mindful that in the grand scheme of things, none of this minuscule stuff will matter.
Last question what is a goal you would like to achieve in the future
I’m a musician and a songwriter. I’d like to create more songs that people can resonate with…maybe release a few more EPs.
Ultimately my goal is to take advantage of the power that music has to offer.