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Music Composition

Participant Details:

  • First Name:
    Natalia

Submission Details:

  • Title:
    Want
  • Short Description:
    Looking back, my body image growing up felt very innocent; I never thought twice about it. When I moved to Marin in eighth grade, and then started high school, my image of myself suddenly became very different. I constantly noticed my size, people’s perception of my body, and the way I looked in certain clothes. I wrote Want at the end of freshman year, when I was at one of my lower points concerning my body issues. Want embodies that longing to look like someone else, but not being able to change it. Want is the binge eating, the fasting, and the counting of calories every day- yet no one notices. I have come a long way since writing Want, but I’m not quite there yet, so the song still relates to me.