Anjulie is a Juno award winning, Platinum selling, Canadian/Guyanese/Indian recording artist (“Brand New Bitch” “You and I” “Stand Behind the Music”). She has also written for Nicki Minaj, Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, Icona Pop, Cher Lloyd, Hedley, Fefe Dobson, Kreesha Turner, Zedd and Diplo. Her songs reflect her passion for women's rights and are often based around themes of empowerment, self actualization and courage.
Yes, Anjulie is a Juno-award-winning, platinum-selling songwriter and producer. It’s true that she’s worked with stars like Nicki Minaj, Icona Pop, Kelly Clarkson, Diplo, Zedd, Boombox Cartel and Benny Benassi. But when she was younger, she went through back to school jitters just like many other young girls may be experiencing this month. Now she wants to share what helped her in the hopes that it helps another young girl feel confident inside and outside the classroom!
Make Friends with People in Diﬀerent Groups and Grades
One thing that was good about not being a popular girl in high school was that I had to be more creative with my friendships. Instead of trying to ﬁt in with people who weren’t awesome enough to want to hang out with me, I found people that had common interests in other areas like the chess club, drill practice, and student council. The more motley your crew, the better you’ll be at making friends as you grow.
She grabbed my boney little brown biceps, shook me, looked me straight in the eyes and said, “Dey ain’t no betta than you!”
“Listen and hear,” she said sternly, because as we all know those are two completely different things. “Dey ain’t no betta than you!”
My mother, who speaks English perfectly, will unleash her Guyanese accent when giving a piece of epic advice. I could barely listen or hear between hysterical snotty sobs, but some of her strength must have seeped into my subconscious because all these years later I can still smell her French body cream and the cherrywood in her bedroom.