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Written by Sara Nasser

I am of the belief that Marina is a revolutionary, one who deserves to be remembered. Marina is like a diamond among pebbles, a flower among weeds, a butterfly among moths. She is an icon, an inspiration, an art piece personified. If I ever got the chance to meet her, I’d like to ask what was her biggest inspiration, and what kept her going when things got hard. I wonder how she got the motivation to continue when things felt without purpose. Her lyrics convey such heavy emotion that even those without a specific meaning have a way to touch your soul and change your mind into something better. She has a talent, a gift, that lets her express herself in a way that is unique, genuine, and most of all, relatable.


Marina is one of those artists that even though they’re not really your friends, you still feel as if you know them personally. When she sings, it feels as though she’s singing for you, when really she's singing for her wole audience, not someone in particular. She tries to relate to all of her fans, and even though her fanbase is made up of all different kinds of people, she manages to connect to every single one of them.


I believe that Marina is so great because she makes you feel listened to, she shares your woes, understands your pain, and helps heal your wounds. Her songs are a way to vent, to feel sad, to feel happy, to feel relieved, to feel like things are finally getting better. Her lyrics, all of them, not just the ones geared towards a specific audience, are something you can connect to. If it's not the lyrics that connect to you then it's the tone, the melody, even the emotion behind her voice, there's always something to feel acknowledged.


Personally, listening to her songs has changed me in more ways than one. It's not just her music that's extraordinary, it's also how she is as a person. The way she talks about her life, about wishing to express herself through her lyrics, about wanting to be the kind of person she wants to see, and much more. Her actions, her words, and her music all inspire me and make me wish to be someone I will be proud of, not someone others try to mold me into being. She has taught me that it's important to be yourself, even when being yourself seems harder than anything else in the world, and that as long as you try your best, it's okay to not be perfect all the time. She's shown me that what matters is being whoever you want to be.


As her song I am not a robot says,

“It's okay to say you've got a weak spot

You don't always have to be on top

Better to be hated

Than loved loved loved for what you're not”

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