Women of Charlottesville

Highlighting the unique and diverse amazing women of Charlottesville, VA.


What did you have for breakfast this morning?

I had pancakes with strawberries, at Marie Bette. Oh, with some coffee.

Does pineapple belong on pizza?


Do you sleep with your skin your socks?

Most of the time yeah because my feet and my hands get cold, like instantly. So, I can't sleep because they're just freezing.

What's your current favorite song?

I'm gonna go current favorite album, because I can't pick a song-- but, “Fine Line” by Harry Styles and his whole. I love his music so much such a good album, because he actually like tries to be an artist you would think he would just be like a pop star. Yeah, but he actually tries to be an artist and his music is actually really good quality. So that whole album.

Who has been the most influential woman in your life?

My grandma. I think, because. So before my grandpa died she

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had Alzheimer's for like seven eight years and she just took care of him completely by herself and she has a lot of health problems and everything but she just like took care of him without complaining, or anything and like she was a missionary for like 35 years and I've gotten to spend every Wednesday night with her for the past five years, because I babysat for her Bible study, every Thursday morning so I would have dinner with her the night before, and just

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talking to her and getting to know her and building that relationship with her has really.

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I don't know she just influenced me a lot, and I definitely aspire to one day be like her. 

When I'm 75, y

So what accomplishment, are you most proud of?

I think,

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becoming as involved as I am. With the worship team at my church and getting to be in that leadership position is something that I'm super super proud of, just like having the opportunity to

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leave as often as I do, and like have

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that place of influence in the team and just being able to build those relationships with everyone on the team. This fall,

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is something that I

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I don't really take pride in it it's more I view it as just such a privilege that I get to have it at such a young age and so I'm just proud of the fact that.

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Not that, that I was like good enough to get the position or whatever. But that

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God has just given me the opportunity to

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pour into people's lives the way that he's given me the opportunity to at such a young age. And I don't know I just treasure, the role that I have very highly. And so it's not necessarily an accomplishment that I like. Made of my own accord or whatever but it's just such a gift that I've been given that I am trying to take as seriously as possible, and I think I've matured a lot because of it. And so

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I'm very proud of that. That's awesome. That's really cool. All right, now you guys go to the same churches the big letters. Yeah.

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Yeah. Okay.

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All right. Okay.

Tell me about the moment that you first need to you wanted to pursue music.

I've been songwriting since I was two. We have videos of me around the house when I was little singing songs that I wrote. e still remember all the songs,

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I don't know that she's always been what I do. and like me and jack had a band. When we were little, and I was always playing music and I was always doing theater and singing and everything so I've always done music, but I think

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it's only been recently that I've actually

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won wanted to pursue it. In the future, like seriously because before it was just like oh yeah like musics my thing but I can't do that as a career because like whatever you know. Yeah, but, um,

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I don't know when Glenn. When I first started recording with Glenn was when I was, I think,

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12, and he

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asked for students at acts to write songs for the end of your slideshow. And so I was like oh I write songs like I can do that and so I wrote one and I recorded it with them, and then ever since then recording was just something that I did for fun. And then over time it just slowly became more and more and more, just what I wanted to do. And I think when I really got into worship. A couple years ago. Um, and really just fell in love with it, it was

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when I really started to think

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about music as something I could actually pursue. Instead of something I just do fine.

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And so I don't know if there's ever like a defining moment that I knew, but it's always been

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who I am.

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And so it just always seems like a natural thing.

Tell me your favorite joke.

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Let's see.

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My favorite job.

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Okay, okay. Do you want like a corny one or an actually funny one.

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Either one. Okay,

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I only remember the 40 ones, although actually funny ones I just. Okay, well I love the joke that's like, where does the king keep his armies

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in his sleepies.

Where was the last place you traveled to?

I guess what I'm New Jersey, New Jersey,

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New Jersey. In August

Where's your favorite place you've ever traveled to?

Northern Ireland.

salty or sweet?


If you could give your younger self a piece of advice, what would it be?

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Get over yourself.

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Get over yourself, and like, Get over yourself, or just like, Get over yourself in the way that you think of yourself, but

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also think of yourself

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as having more value than you think you have.

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the amount of value that you think you have, but lower how great you think you are right. Okay.

Tell me about a challenge you've overcome?

that's hard for me to answer because I feel like all the challenges I've overcome. I haven't overcome them. It's only been God, that has, like,

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helped me overcome them and so

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I could point to so many different times where I myself was going in the completely wrong direction. But it's only God that turned me around. And so,

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no. So they're they're not like I.

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I'm going to be depressed, and I have been for like 10 years, but I

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I just went to the doctor for it. A few months ago. And I'm a mess. It's amazing. But the.

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So that's one that

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like God has definitely helped me with that throughout my life like it

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hasn't completely gone away, obviously, until I was. I got put on beds, and now I'm, it's great it's changed my life, but

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I don't know just different times that I will,

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in bad situations, or bad relationships or different times like.

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The only reason I got out of them was because of God. And

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so, I don't know where I would be without him. 

Where do you find your inspiration as an artist?

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Shortly Jesus.

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That totally didn't used to be the case at all. And I used to be so scared to like write worship songs. But now it's like, I can't not. And so, 100% just that and like my perspective on that has changed so much.

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Because, like

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I just have a different perspective on relationship with Jesus. And

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I don't know what it is but I just saw. I just can't not write about.

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And I mean other than that though

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just other music, 100%, like Harry Styles I wanted one reason I love music is because it inspires me to write music, and like, I don't know, I think a lot I'm very sentimental, especially right now since I'm like leaving and stuff. And so all of that just inspires me to write. Just anytime I feel anything. I just want to write about it. So, everything inspires me though. All right.

Whats your favorite room in your house?

What's your favorite room in your house.

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My bedroom.

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My best times.

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Not necessarily.

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My best times but my worst times all men in that room. My best music has come out of that room.

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Some of my most

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like mental

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breakthroughs that are incredible happening that were like, just so many significant

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personal moments of my life have happened there. And so, I don't know.

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That sounds pretty cliche, but it's true I think

Any embarrassing nicknames that I need to know about?

Honestly, no one can think of a nickname for me. Like it's been a thing my whole life my family calls me Nietzsche Nietzsche, yeah. Nietzsche bow bow bow, my mom just calls me bow.

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I don't know, but now I've told that some people like my boss at my internship.

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He called me miji now and I'm just like,

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but, like,

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so it's mostly miji that's Ryan,

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Ryan foresman called me Minnie Winnie in like eighth grade, and I was like, that's the

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weirdest many Winnie, how many many I was like, No,

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I was just saying he when maybe I when he

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was just like Minnie Minnie,

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Minnie Winnie. I was just like, what, so I don't know, I don't know

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people have weird names for

What's your favorite go to midnight snack or evening snack?

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I'm always up at midnight,

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I figured,

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I'm Dr.

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Ice cream, ice cream, yeah. Definitely go to ice cream.


photography, I got I just got a new camera, good. I know Canon Rebel t seven I nice. Awesome.

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Testimony right. So you've had to wait that long.

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It's been like eight months it's awful. Um, but I write poetry. I write novels I haven't written a novel in a long time though.

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But I love to, um, honestly, if getting coffee with people is a hobby that would totally be my

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hobby because that's what I do like in like 90% of my free time, it's just get

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coffee with people. So, I think it can be considered a

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hobby interesting I think so, yeah.

What are you most thankful for?

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one thing.

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I mean you can name more than

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I think lately.

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The people that

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I have in my life. And,

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like, especially this fall

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under know God has given me so many incredible people in my life, that it's, it's not like I just have one or two that are like wow, these are really great quality people and so what I have it it's like 20 people, 25, people and they're all those like,

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how am I this lucky that I get to be in such close relationship with this many

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incredible people who just

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are so wise and loving and just

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truly care about me and want to invest

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in my life, and it's just I'm just overwhelmed by it constantly. And so definitely people. Definitely.

Any hidden talents that we need to know about?

I can slip my tongue upside down,

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both ways. That is very, that's a down definitely down, and then

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I can do that like cloverleaf thing. Oh wow. Yeah, that's definitely

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something that, you know, I just, you know, I just pull out every once in a while. I also have synesthesia, which means I read in color. Oh, right, so

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I I taste colors I taste color.

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But I can spell the longest word in the English language and I can recite 51 digits of pi.

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Because I remember the colors.

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So, that's

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it helps me memorize everything. So that's like,

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It's super cool. Yeah.

Mountains or Beach?

Simple as mountains are each hundred percent beach