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“When I was in high school, I was actually bullied really badly. I struggled with depression, I never felt like I fit in anywhere.  You know one of the biggest things that people tell you when you’re being bullied is ‘don’t let them see that it hurts.’…I realized in the past year that’s actually been very damaging for me because I’ve had a very hard time vocalizing negative emotions….Electronic music really changed my life. It helped me find community, friendship, and family. It showed me a place in the community that will accept you no matter who you are.  ” -Britz Robbins, Community Manager of ” -Britz Robbins, Community Manager of Shambhala Music Festival.

Producer: Mingjie Zhai; Interviewer, videographer, and editor: MJZ; Second Camera: Stephanie Mercado. Special Thanks to: The Confluence Group

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