Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

I am Susan Aglukark

I am brave and selfless
I wonder if I can be better at singing
I hear my voice inside my head
I see my audience in front of me
I want people to like my singing more often
I am brave and selfless

 

I pretend nobody is looking
I feel my body shaking because I am nervous
I touch the microphone in my hands
I worry about my family
I cry because I have to leave my home
I am brave and selfless

 

I understand why people like me
I say, “Do what you want to do.”
I dream of being a popular singer
I try to make your dreams come true
I hope I have a wonderful life ahead of me
I am brave and selfless