By Susannah Hutcheson, Regular ContributorAugust 15, 2015
13-year old Keila Banks has just shown us all how to resist being defined- by our looks, our intelligence, our hobbies, and our skin colors. Keila, while being a technologically savvy coder, is also a cheerleader, a speaker, a runner, and a blogger. She speaks about who she is to the world, while also talking about who she is to herself.
Keila tells us that she is undefinable- an “undefinable me.”
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How many times do we define ourselves or others- or let them define us? How can we be defined by a single event when we have blood coursing through our veins and making our cheeks pink? How can we be defined by our frizzy hair when we can solve calculus problems in under 30 seconds?
How can we be defined by our pasts when we have loud, obnoxious laughs and a witty, sarcastic tongue?
Keila speaks about the importance of being undefinable and takes pride in not fitting in a prepackaged mold. Take a lesson from Keila today and stop labeling yourself. Instead, find beauty in the seemingly awkward and weird and take credit for yourself.
Do you define yourself? How can we break through the molds society puts us in? How does Keila inspire you?
Susannah is a Journalism major, passionate about social justice and Jesus Christ. She loves cold weather, triple-shot lattes, and macaroni and cheese. When she’s not writing papers or baking cookies, you can find her Googling random things on the Internet or watching large amounts of reality television. You can read her ramblings at ileftamessinthekitchen.wordpress.com, or look at pictures of her coffee on Instagram: @susannah.beth.
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