Introduce yourself?: my name is julyssa, many people call my j. i am 14 years old and i live in a western suburb in the chicagoland area. i spend my free time like a normal teenager who hangs out with friends, listens to music your normal teenage things. music is a passion of mine, i love to sing. something i couldn’t go a day without is music because without the world would be boring and bland.
What inspires you everyday?: my hardworking mother , my brother who attends ohio state university, my bestfriend who never gave up on me when i needed him most, and my passion to become a musician and focus on singing, as a profession.
What is something you would change about people in the world?: i would change the amount of greed everyone obtains along with racism and sexism.
How do you feel about the people in the world?: i feel that only the bad people are highlighted in this world and everyone wants to pay attention to that, no one pays attention to the good people in the world. so many people are racist, sexist and greedy. i feel that people are disgusting excuses for living things.
What is something you’ve struggled with in life?: i have struggled with depression and anxiety. although i am so young, i have so many things that have built up in my life, and over a year ago i thought it was necessary to take my own life, i struggled with bullying, cyber-bullying, verbal abuse from my father and many other things. that has taken a toll on my life and has caused many set backs in my life, i still do battle with depression on a daily basis but as the days go on it progressively gets better.
What is a positive message you would give others?: a positive message i would give to others is to be kind, be giving, be accepting to everyone, and do not be doubtful. do not give up in this world, no matter what you are going through. there is always going to be hard times in your life, but there will always be a way out. it may not seem like there is but there is. do not judge someone for their appearance, because you do not know what their going through.
what is some things you wanna tell people in the world and be honest? : to grow up, stop acting so childish. everyone deserves to be treated equally no matter what skin tone you are, what gender you like, based off your religious beliefs, your gender. it doesn’t matter. love is love. life is life. live life with love. be kind, show kindness, although the world is madness doesn’t mean you have to go along and be mad with it. do not waste your time being mad at the world, instead change the world.