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Me on YouTube ten years ago

I uploaded this video to YouTube ten years ago. It’s not the first first song I ever wrote, but it’s one of them.

Reflecting on where I’m at ten years later is strange. In so many ways, I’ve changed — I’m more self assured and know myself better. I’ve learned so much about the craft of making music, spending hours locking myself away in my room, which comes easy to me.

At the same time, ten years later I still live with a palpable fear of being on display, of performing—a fear of being…

Uliya

They/them. Music maker. Influenced by heavy rain, healing journeys, connectedness, diaspora, fluidity, and the inevitability of change. ✊🏽💧🧜🏽‍♂‍🌱✨🤎

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