Halls – Gabriella R., 8th Grade

Artist Statement on the theme “I Matter Because…”

I’ve had a lot of times where I felt insecure, different, and experienced self-doubt and other people’s opinions seemed so much more important than my own. I’m realizing that the things that we may feel self-conscious of, are part of us, and our differences make us unique to who we are. I matter because “When I grow up, I see clearer, I know that’s me in the mirror.” The song is about embracing who you are and believing in yourself and turning a gumdrop tear into something to laugh at and enjoy.

(This submission progressed to Council level of the PTA Reflections Art Program with the Award of Excellence. Congratulations Gabriella!)

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