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Performer Spotlight! MOCKTALE

Exciting news! Mocktale will be returning for a third year! We recently caught up with them to ask a few questions about their work. Check out their responses!


Why is music so important to you?

“Honestly music held me together in my darkest moments, I was a fan before I ever was a musician and being on both sides saved my life. As an autistic songwriter I especially find expressing who I am and what I’ve gone through through music is a much more effective way for me to communicate than with my words.”

When did you start singing?

“Music has been involved in my entire life, with my grandpa being a barbershop singer, my grandma a dancer, and multiple members of my immediate family being singers or instrumentalists as well. I’ve always been singing and making music, but I really started taking it seriously when I was a freshman in high school, around 2013.”

What does it feel like to sing on a stage in front of people?

“It's both terrifying and exhilarating all at once. I feel the most at home on stage performing but I also have a lot of social anxiety I deal with so it can get complicated. I find so much joy and euphoria from being on stage and seeing people listen to my music, especially in front of queer crowds as I can just see them relating to my music in ways that people outside of my community don’t.”

To learn more about Mocktale, visit 2023 TALENT and join us for Hillsboro Pride in the Park on June 3rd @ 3:00pm


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