Hi! My name is Alyanna and this is my blog. I’m in Grade 9 and I’m really excited for this year. A few of my passions are music, art and MMA. Music is a staple in my life. Although I can barely play an instrument, I find that music can really affect my emotions and my view of the world. My favourite modern band is called Grandson, their music is based on political issues and and problems with society. But my favourite bands of all time are Queen and AC/DC. They are everything! When it comes to art, I prefer drawing and painting. It helps me regulate my ever changing moods and I find it really enjoyable. I also like sculpting and carving but I can’t do them as often as I would like to. Lastly, my biggest passion is MMA. MMA means mixed martial arts and it’s so much fun. Although I’m not very good at it, it’s always the highlight of my day. MMA helps with discipline, perseverance, courage and over all your well being. Being able to defend yourself is just a plus.
“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle
To me, this quote is a motivator. It motivates me to keep going and to never give up. I think what Aristotle is trying to say is that, even though the process will be hard and even though you’ll feel like giving up, don’t. Don’t because the result will be worth every second of your time spent.
This video speaks to me because it targets society as a whole and toxic masculinity. The man singing this song has long hair and he’s been bullied a lot because of it. He’s been called homophobic slurs and he gets judged on the daily. This video is important because a lot of people need to learn that there’s more than just the outside. People need to stop judging others and start accepting them. Whether they look like you or not, they are human, they have feelings and they do not appreciate this kind of hate.
This picture is powerful to me for many reasons. Firstly, I am an Indian girl who comes from Africa. I can understand the struggle, the fear of being judged and hated for no real reason. The fact that India decriminalized homosexuality gives me hope. It gives me hope that more people will become more comfortable with themselves and that the world will become a better place. Secondly, contrary to popular belief, India isn’t westernizing itself with the abolition of the law that criminalized homosexuality. It’s decolonizing. India is going back to it’s roots of fluidity and acceptance. Back to the way of life, before the colonizers. This is makes me inexplicably happy, happy that my people are returning to their culture.
My favourite website is Youtube. It has a plethora of information and content. Watching different videos and listening to different creators helps me develop my knowledge and empathy. It helps me think in different perspectives and helps me increase my ability to understand people. Also, there are a ton of funny videos.