Thalia Dahlen Interview

Introduce Yourself: My name is Thalia Dahlen and I live in a small town called Basingstoke near London. I’m 16 years old and I’m Filipino. I’m an extremely musical person playing around 9 instruments. My favourite artist and bands consist of Brockhampton, Paramore, Frank Ocean,Tyler and many more (literally everyone). I’m also a huge sports lover, I love volleyball and I’m a 4 dan black belt in taekwondo. People describe my style as American-korean indie(but honestly I just love all clothes and styles) ooo did I mention I a huge movie nerd! Who also is obsessed with astrology and everything aesthetically pleasing to the eye…

Thoughts On People In The World?: In general there’s a lot of negativity in the world right now, but in my opinion it’s people like you and I who try to bring positivity into the world because it’s those small things that make people happy that makes a difference. Although there are a lot of mean and hurtful people in this world. It’s those people who make a huge positive impact in society. Those people are what make this world special.

What are your inspirations & goals?: I don’t really have and goals in life, I prefer to chances in live and reach for those opportunities that will guide me to be successful in life. I cannot just name one thing that inspires me but other than music which is a huge thing in my life. Another big inspiration in my life is someone called Alison Poole a very special person in my life who shows me the light and guides me when times seem to dark. She has such a positive presence and has made a huge impact in me, and she has inspired to me try and be more optimistic in life and to take opportunities as they come.

How would you impact the world?: Ever since I was 10 I’ve always wanted to get involved In those young adult support groups that go around the world (specially third world countries) and help build schools aswell as teach young people and introduce them in the world of education because in my opinion education is so important and it should be open to everyone because I strongly believe education is the door to great success.

Struggles In Life? : Living with bipolar (II) it has definitely made my life challenging and it is still extremely challenging today especially being a 16 year old girl trying to understand everything. As well as dealing with mental health I have dealt with many other issues from Emotional and physical abuse to Bullying at School. Which has led me to some dark situations which ended up with being hospitalised, but do you know what I’m still here and I’m fighting and I know that this will only make me stronger. And in the end it does not define me.

How do you feel about yourself? Any changes you would make? : Physically I wish I was taller as I’m a small stubby gal! But I also wish I able to express my voice and be more confident after being oppressed for so many years.

What does love mean to you?: Love mean just feeling completely safe and comfortable around a significant other and being able get through disputes and become stronger as a couple.

Jeremy Manning


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