Whether it is issues like economic inequality, environmental justice, or mental health awareness, we all can create art that means so much more. That is what creating is all about. Creating is not just for yourself, but for millions of others. That is how Mason attacks the world of creativity; creating music that matters.
The beautiful thing about life is when we stay true to ourselves, we create our own puzzle. Just like Gandhi said; we decide what we think, what we say, and what we do. And when all three are in harmony, that is when we can truly live life in the color we aspire to. Staying true to who we are can be challenging, but when you are like Darielle Loprete, it is worth the wait.
As a society, so many ideas divide us that we forget how it feels to be united. Society has drove this idea of being separated through our veins, causing ourselves to be frightened by one another. It causes us to seek those who are unafraid of community and shine bright in color. Those like 21 year old musician, Carson Dowhan.
A piece of paper is a chance, a chance for something new. A chance to make a mark. With a blank piece of paper, we as humans have the opportunity of starting over with new words, new ideas, and new colors. And even if that piece of paper is ripped out of our notebook and thrown into the trash, it is still better than any of those previous pages crumbled up on the floor. And for most of us, we are made from those endless pieces of paper. And as time goes on, those pages that were once covered in black ink are now engulfed in color. And for the Paper Girl, those colorful pieces of paper have led her to the book of music.
We forget what we were put on this planet for, to leave a legacy. To leave a beautiful and colorful path of life for many to follow. Whatever that might look like to us, we all hold a duty of leaving a lasting impact on someone or something. And for Finn, that is through his honest and positive music.
Our hometown created us. It allowed us to express ourselves freely and find ourselves for the very first time. And for Sincerely Collins, his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona is a place that paved the way for his everlasting musical career.
Each creator has their own identity that is special to only you. Just like the Cinderella slipper, your creative path is only worthy to you. And for Nick, his creative path brought him through the lens of a camera.
Like many people say, all good things must come to an end. And as a young individual, I am ready for the new era. And with a new era comes new experiences, new ideas, and new talent that we were just not ready to see yet. A new era begins now, starting with the newest sensation in New York City, 25-year old Cole Lumpkin.
Dancing brings out the color in all of us, through constant movement and no words. This hidden language has captured the hearts and bodies of many young individuals in our society, like Shariah True. From Littleton, Colorado, Shariah is a 20 year old actor & dancer that has let the colorful language take over her soul.
Chasing your dreams is not ridiculous. And in the end, we find our way to true happiness. Pursuing your happiness is something you should not be ashamed of. We all find it our own way. And with hard work, we can make our dreams come true. Avalon Young, 25-year old musician from San Diego, is living proof that taking that leap of faith leads you to where you want to be rather than where we are.