Azera believes in the power of a song.
“If you’re sad, just listen to music,” says the 10-year-old, flashing a bright smile.
A visit to the Mesa Arts Center, with private instruction on the piano and some vocal coaching, was bliss.
“I felt happy when I was singing,” she says.
Azera sings snippets of popular songs when telling stories and sometimes writes her own songs. She is a big fan of former Nickelodeon TV star Ariana Grande.
“I know all about Ariana Grande,” Azera says. “She’s a really good singer.”
Not that Azera approves of all of the pop star’s behavior. Ariana cusses. That’s not good, says an animated Azera. She kisses boys. Disgusting.
“Azera is a social butterfly, full of energy and loves to share,” says Jen Workman, a youth advocate with Arizona’s Children Association. “She doesn’t know a stranger and loves meeting new people.”
Of course, when you meet new people, you need to look your best.
“I like getting my nails done,” Azera says, holding out a hand, “and I like getting my hair done nice and pretty.”
When not at the beauty shop, Azera likes to do arts and crafts, and play basketball.
Azera is hoping for a forever home full of women.
“If I have just a mom, I would be happy,” she says. “If it’s two moms, I would really be very happy.
“I want one sibling, an older sister, so we can go places together,” Azera adds. “I want her to drive. I want her to take me to get my nails done and my hair done.”
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