A couple weeks before she graduated from college, she shared her work in a masterclass with Pharrell Williams. It made him cry. The video was recorded, posted online, went viral, and she was launched into the global spotlight. Her career has exploded, she has been on Fallon, Colbert, Ellen, was even the musical guest on SNL this past fall. I think that Maggie is a role model for leaning into the pressures of commercialized art gracefully.
She has remained true to the spirit of her story. Even when on the world’s grandest stages, she’s still the same person whose voice echoed in the trees above, as an awkward eight-year-old became uncomfortable with the power of music.
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