Addie Cooper

My name is Addie Cooper and I am seventeen years old. I was born and raised in Fresno, California. I currently go to a charter school and I am a senior. I plan to graduate early and purse a career in singing. I love music and spending time with my friends and family, who I receive immense support from. I also enjoy acting and writing, and I dream of the day where I get to channel my creativity and have a platform where I can bring my ideas and visions to life and inspire others the way that my idols have inspired me.

I have been singing ever since I could talk! I love to sing and perform because it makes me feel invincible. It makes me feel certain that this is what I was born to do. It makes me feel a kind of passion that I don’t experience with anything else. Since I was about 11, I have struggled with anxiety and depression. I have had trouble in school, going out, meeting people, and it has stopped me from experiencing so many things in life. However, music helps me come out of my shell. When I perform, the rest of the world stops, and nothing else matters except me and the music. Music is there for me when I am at my worst and when I am at my best, and it is my true love.

I am inspired by artists such as Ariana Grande, SZA, Rihanna, and Beyoncé. I see and listen to their art and it encourages me to go after my dreams. I want to sing, dance, act, model, write, produce, collaborate; I have so many different dreams that I want to pursue. I am willing to work as hard as possible for this dream that I have envisioned ever since I can remember. Throughout my life, it has been difficult to settle on the idea of pursuing a singing career. People say “It’s a one in a million chance,”. I have felt discouraged for a long time, but it never appealed to me to think about getting something like an office job, or studying years in college for a career that isn’t my passion. It saddened me to think about a life where music wasn’t my final destination, and where I wouldn’t be expressing every aspect of myself and putting everything into performing, because it’s something I admire with all my heart. This dream is what puts me to sleep at night, and it is what gets me out of bed in the morning.

Even though the road to success could be challenging, I don’t plan on giving up! I will jump through every hoop and cross every road to fulfill my purpose. This dream is not only for me, but for everyone I hope to inspire. I hope to change the world for the better. I want to deliver positive messages, and with the platform I develop, encourage progressive change, and not only express what I want to change, but act on it. My passion has no limits, and I am certain that I will achieve all of my goals. Music is my true destiny, and I am determined to make it happen.

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