Introduce Yourself: My name is Keahlie Cruz, and I’m a 15 year old Puerto Rican girl living in Columbus, Ohio
Thoughts On People In The World?: There needs to be more kindness. Personally I try to be as nice as possible, and help others with it as well, but there’s too much negativity for it to ever go away
What are your inspirations & goals?: For me personally I want to be an opera singer, and perform a thing the Met Opera in NYC! I stay inspired by the thought of one day making it there
How would you impact the world?: I just want to be as kind as I can to everyone I know. I want to be a person people remember as a nice human being
Struggles In Life? : I’ve been through so much childhood trauma. I was raped multiple times from the ages 9-12, and I’ve suffered through so many mental health issues as a result of it. But those have all made me stronger as a person, and I use the pain I felt when I was younger to emphasize with others who may be feeling that way now.
How do you feel about yourself? Any changes you would make? : I like to say I love myself a lot, but I’m really not as confident as I come off. I just say fake it until you make it!
What does love mean to you?: Everything. I have a passion and love for performing, and I love my friends and the communities I’m apart of and I hope to one day be in love. It’s an incredible thing