Hello all! Welcome to my blog!
I am very blessed and thrilled to announce that I am your new Miss Teenage Six Nations 2015!
To say I am excited for the opportunity to participate in Miss Teenage Canada would be an understatement. Going to nationals is a literal dream come true for me. Since I was 11 years old, I have watched the winners get crowned, followed their journeys, rooted for my favourites as they went for the crown at nationals, and eagerly awaited for the day when it would be my turn to walk across that stage. It wouldn’t be wrong to compare me to Olive Hoover from Little Miss Sunshine, pretending to be the winner as she watches Miss America being crowned. This is a bit off topic, but Little Miss Sunshine also happens to be one of my all-time favourite movies.
Honestly, simply being able to participate in Miss Teenage Ontario was a huge accomplishment for me. I have been doing pageants for a few years now, but they’ve all been smaller local pageants. The main goal of all of those were to practice my public speaking skills, since it has always been hard for me to do things like that. I have dealt with generalized panic disorder and social anxiety almost my entire life, and I use performing as a way to cope with these.
Dancing is one of the types of performance I use, and it has always been a huge part of my life. Simply being onstage has a tremendous positive effect on me. When I dance, I am never nervous from the fact that I’m in front of a crowd. It’s always exhilarating; it’s a feeling I savour. For me, dance is the moment I step onstage and the music begins. That’s what makes the hours put into perfecting a routine worth it. This is why dancing is one of my main passions.
Well, I suppose this would be a good time for a proper introduction. My name is Aleria and I am 15 years old. As you already know, I love pageants and dancing. I also write short stories, and I enjoy theatre. Honestly, I love everything related to the arts. Music, singing, dancing, acting. Music is a big part of my life, and I love all styles. As I write this, White Winter Hymnal by Fleet Foxes, my current favourite song is on repeat. I’m also a huge movie junkie, I love anything from horror to indie to romantic comedy and everything inbetween. If you give me an open schedule and a rainy day, I can spend hours
on Netflix rewatching my favourite movies. On the opposite end of the spectrum, I love staying busy and doing things with my friends. My friends are super important to me, and I love spending time with them. We love laughing together, and hang out whenever we can. Besides that, I’m very interested in astronomy. I love space and knowing that we are only a tiny part of a vast and infinite universe. This is why I plan to study astrophysics, so I can learn more about our universe and how it works.
I reside in the large, but close-knit community, Six Nations of the Grand River. We are the most highly populated reservation in Canada, with approximately 25 000 band members. I try my best to be connected to my culture, and it is something very close to my heart. On my mothers side, I am Haudenosaunee and Ojibway. On my fathers side, I am Cree and Dene. There are also small traces of Metis on both sides. My area hasn’t had a representative since 2011, so I am very honoured and proud to be representing my beautiful and supportive reserve on a national level. I look forward to what my future holds, stay tuned for more updates throughout my reign!