Welcome back to our annual interview with Maya.
As her elementary school experience draws to a close and middle school hovers just around the corner of summer, we are getting to know Maya in a whole new light. She’s more independent than ever (she insists on calling middle school junior high!). She’s bold and brave and full of negotiations when she feels the need to advocate for herself. I really couldn’t be more proud of the young lady she is becoming.
Here’s my girl in her own words:
- What are your favorite things to do?
My favorite things to do are clogging, playing with my pets, and working on animal rights stuff.
- What do you like to eat?
My favorite foods include egg rolls, other stuff from the Mongolia barbeque, and rainbow chip frosting. And I’m now a vegetarian..
- What do you dislike eating?
I dislike eating raisins, mushrooms, and any sort of meat.
- What do you want to be when you grow up?
When I grow up I’d like to work for the Humane Society ad be an animal activist, because I enjoy stopping factory farms, puppy mills, and other cruel animal distributers. I would also like to be a championship clogger, because it’s a fun sport. Plus you’re getting exercise without knowing it.
- What will/did you do on your birthday?
I had a sleepover with my friends Jada and Grace. We went on a trail ride at Wild River Stable, had emoji cake, and watched Napoleon Dynamite.
- 6. What is your favorite color?
My favorite color is blue, no aqua…. Any shades of blue. And periwinkle.
- What things do you like to play with?
When I have free time I like to play on the trampoline, interact with my pets, check out the cool features on my new ipod, and trick siri.
- What is your favorite thing to wear?
I most comfortable in cotton shorts and my dance t-shirt.
- What is your favorite television show? Movie?
My favorite television show is Once Upon a Time (SPOILER ALERT: Hook and Emma make out in season 3!) My favorite movie is the 5th Wave, even though it leaves out so much stuff from the book.
- What is your favorite book?
Don’t make me decide, please! There are too many. The last book I read and loved was called The Nest.
- What is your favorite song?
“Just like fire” by Pink. My favorite band is 21 Pilots.
- What is the best thing someone could give you?
They already gave me an ipod 6… but no, they could give me the key to ending animal abuse!
- If you could go anywhere in the world to visit, where would you go?
Maybe China so I could yell at the people running the dog meat trade. Or, for fun I would go to Greece… no Hawaii.
- What is one new thing you would like to try this year?
I would like to try hip hop, which I am currently starting. I would also like to take an animal rights class.
15. Finish the sentence, “the most important thing about Maya is…”
She’s one day going to end animal abuse.
But, according to her mother, the most important thing about Maya is her passion for fairness and justice, her wacky sense of humor, and her creativity. I can’t wait to see where middle school takes her!
- 2008 she turned 3
- 2009 she turned 4
- 2010 she turned 5
- 2011 she turned 6
- 2012 she turned 7
- 2013 she turned 8
- 2014 she turned 9
- 2015 she turned 10