Saturday, November 20, 2010

bullies ruined my life , i became very shy and emotional , its hard to live , when a little thing can make u cry. D u know where they are now ? Have u forgve them ? Do u want to hurt them backk ? Ever wanted ?

i'm sorry to hear that love. i too became very shy and emotional so please know that you're not alone when it comes to bullies. i know there's days where you think it's too hard to live, but remember that the people who bully you find it hard to live too. they are hurting in their own skin and that's why they are lashing out at you. if they make someone else feel bad, they can block whatever problems they face in their own life. that's why the trick is to just ignore their hurtful words and actions and concentrate on becoming a better YOU. the people who bullied me when i was young are no where near in life to where i am today. and that makes me proud that i ignored them, chased my dreams and am now living happy and successfully while they're still stuck being childish. it's because they concentrated on making people's lives miserable instead of concentrating on finding their own happiness that they are where they are today. i've forgiven them a long time ago because i'd like to think that they must of had problems in their life to become a bully. and if i were to hurt them back, then i'd become a bully as well. so i just let it go and lived my life. i hope my words really reach you because i know what it's like to be unpopular and picked on. but don't ever forget you were put on this earth for a reason. and you're a great person. that's why you're hurting when someone is bullying you because you have a kind heart. don't lose sight of that. it get's better over time. just stay strong and keep chasing your dreams. love, michelle

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

hi michelle i wanted to know if u ever been bully in school ? n i jut wondering cuz the bullying subject has been in news for awhile

YES. i was bullied A LOT when i was younger. i was so short and skinny in grade school. i had braces and my mother insisted on giving me these crazy short bangs all the time. i had no style and i was the shyest person alive. i was bulled all through elementary and middle school. even got beat up once.

bullying is NOT A JOKE. luckily, i had VERY involved parents who always encouraged me to tell them what's going on. they would notice when i was acting weird and i even would pretend to be sick so i wouldn't have to face the mean kids at school. they got tired of me trying to skip school all the time, so i had to fess up what was going on. but my parents knew better than to tell the teachers or retaliate on my bulliers. instead, they encouraged me to stay away from them and learn how to ignore such ignorant actions.

my parents had me focus on my great qualities rather than what the bullies were picking on me for-- like my intelligence and my singing. my mom finally encouraged me to sing at our school talent show. and i thought, what the heck? the school can't hate on me more then they already do. haha. so i sang. and all of a sudden people forgot i was that small skinny girl with headgear... and they started remembering me for my voice. :)

BULLIES are just people who don't have enough self esteem in themselves to enjoy life. they NEED to put down others to give themselves importance. if you focus on accentuating YOUR OWN great QUALITIES... those haters will eventually get tired, see they can't break you and MOVE ON.

this was a GREAT question smiley1987, and i hope some people have learned something from my story.<3

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Friday, September 3, 2010

What are your favorite songs that u have written?

my favorites would have to be "Crushin" and co writing "Adrenaline" off my album. Crushin' is just so fun and playful. I really wanted to showcase my personality and vocal ability with that song. and then for Adrenaline, i was just really going through some tough times. and that song was like my diary. a testimony that love isn't always perfect but that it's powerful enough to get through the storm.

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How did you know you have this talent of yours , and what inspires you with your lyrics ?

i don't really know the moment i realized i had talent. i just remember people enjoying my singing so much. and i was HOOKED. lol. as a little girl, people would ask me to sing all the time! and they'd give me a dollar here and there... and i was like "man, i love this job". haha. but as i grew, it got tougher and a lot more work to "make a buck" in singing. but i never gave up and worked harder than ever; and to this day, i still LOVE it. more than ANYTHING. and i think those are the things that inspire my lyrics. i've grown A LOT since i was that little girl singing at family parties in the living room. i've gone through ups, downs, drama, heartache, fear, failure, triumphs, celebrations, happiness and love. i write what i know or what i've heard from close friends and family. i write what i feel or what i wish i could feel.

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Do you have a part time job other than music?

yup. i am a college student (broadcasting major) and an intern at MYXTv ( i have no idea how i juggle it all, but it's really a lot of fun to study and work in your passion. :)

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Will you ever get braces again? I say this because I noticed your smile in your cameo in the Little Crazed/KC video.

damn. that's some microscopic eyes you got. haha. i wear invisilign to straighten my teeth out again. i had braces before but never wore my retainers enough. that's a lesson for all you out there. wear your retainers cause your teeth WILL move. haha.

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When did you start making you tube videos?

my first REAL youtube video was January 27, 2008. A little over 2 years later, I've done some of thee most amazing things. Sang for the LA Dodgers, SF Giants, been on a college tour, released an album, the list goes on...and I'm about to perform for the NY Mets and at "Live at Best Buy" in New York City. it wasn't all fun and games and it required A LOT of hardwork, disappointment and heartache... but it's the been the best two years of my LIFE! gaining fans and meeting people who truly enjoy my music is the most gratifying thing i could ever ask for.

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