When 13 year old Olivia Vella stood infront of her classmates to deliver a poetry assignment, she had no idea how far her inspiring words would go. She delivering a powerful six-minute monologue about the reality of being a teenage girl today.
Arizona seventh-grader openly discussed the struggles young people face during those “awkward” middle school years. The peer pressure to look and act a certain way, the bullying, all the challenges of transitioning into adulthood.
The presentation left her class speechless, and the internet in awe. The video of her presentation online has garnered more than 26 Million views since it was posted on Tuesday.
This is so gut-wrenching and yet beautiful and inspiring at the same time. Extremely powerful words and how it was all memorized without a flaw or stammer or ‘um.’ I’m in awe!