Singing Is My Positive Substance

by Karyzza (Kailua), age 13

My positive substance is singing because even though I may not be the best singer it let’s me express myself freely. Singing also helps me to connect with other people of other races and culture. It keeps me away from negative substances because when I’m singing, my mind clears and I’m just left with my thoughts and when I’m the one writing songs I get to express myself more. I can ignore the world and I don’t have to turn to negative substances, which can harm me.