The Time I Almost Failed 9th Grade

The Time I Almost Failed 9th Grade

Most of my freshman year in high school felt surprisingly amazing.  Before starting the year, I was terrified of being a freshman after hearing horror stories from my older sister’s friends about being hazed.  Thankfully this didn’t end up being the case since some of the older students ended up being very friendly and the others just went about their day.  I was still set on pursuing my dreams in acting, dance, and writing.  At home I would practice my dance, often dancing to classical music and attempting to teach myself ballet.  

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Five things I learned at the Sundance Film Festival

Five things I learned at the Sundance Film Festival

In 2014 I was just another college student with Sundance on my bucket list. On a whim, I checked their website to see if I could ever afford to attend and I discovered that they accepted volunteers. After filling out an application and going through an interview I found out that I was accepted to volunteer. I finally had the golden ticket, I was going to Sundance! Attending the festival changed me and I came back with a new sense of self as a filmmaker. So here are the things I learned during those two magical weeks:

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