Name: Angel Karsin

Social Media Handle/Username: @CNNAMOROLL on Instagram 

Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: Aloha, People Globally. I’m Angel Karsin! I was born and raised in Hawai’i and am currently 20 years old. My pronouns are she/her. As a current description of myself, I would say that I’m a kind hearted, perpetually awkward, lover of all things beautiful and captivating. Someone who is soft spoken, yet has a lot to say. [chuckles] I suppose you’ll see this displayed as this interview continues.
I’m currently a university student, musician, egalitarian activist, young woman trying to pursue my passions and navigate life – just as everyone else is. Just to mention a bit of what I believe in, I am pro-choice, I support the LGBTQ+ community, I support the BLM movement, I support science, and I overall identify with the word liberal; as the definition means “Open to new ideas relating to or denoting a political and social philosophy that promotes individual rights, civil liberties”.

What Inspires You Every day? : Something that People Globally and I share in common is valuing connection. I truly value connection so much. Whether that connection be with humans, nature, music, with whatever or whoever – I embrace and value it. I personally am always looking for something to appreciate, someone to uplift.
I like to refer to the Okinawan word “Ikigai”, which essentially means “the reason for which you wake up in the morning”. I think about things that are small but are big in beauty and that I enjoy. For example: I enjoy fresh warm pastries, pastel colors, and the feeling of sunshine on my skin. There is beauty as well as inspiration all around us in everyday settings, it’s just a matter of acknowledging and appreciating the beauty. Which then, can instill inspiration.
Overall – having connections that I deem valuable in this world and the thought of a loving, fulfilling future inspire me.

What is some words of wisdom you live by?:Some words of wisdom that I live by and that come first to mind would be some words from Audrey Hepburn. Her words go “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others. For beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” This quote entails reminders that I find important to remember to live by and also elicit humility in me. Audrey Hepburn was a beautiful human being in both interior and exterior, I idolize her.

What is your ultimate goal in life? : At the moment I have so many personal goals, hobbies and interests I’d like to pursue and achieve and I’m sure that will only continue as well as fluctuate as time continues. However, I’ll say that my ultimate goal in life is to achieve and feel… true, decadent happiness and fulfillment. I have yet to figure out what exactly will have to be done in order for this goal to be accomplished. I am only twenty years of age and still have a lot of living, loving and learning to do. But I am looking forward to approach the day. As of right now, I’ve found happiness and fulfillment in making others happy and in making myself happy. I value connection as I said previously – and I would like to implore others to make connections.

Ooo! I also have gained an immense amount of happiness through the video game called “Animal Crossing New Horizons”. 
Highly recommend.

How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : I have been very fortunate to have not caught the virus nor it’s variants throughout this entire pandemic, as well as have been fortunate to have gotten vaccinated. By the way, I implore everyone to get vaccinated as well. 
The pandemic has affected me in both negative and positive ways. This pandemic has definitely sent me on a different life path than to what I was on prior to this pandemic. I find this to have been both negative and positive. It has been a personal whirlwind for me. This situation had enabled me to fall into deep depression, fall into love, and overall push me more toward who my true self as a person and as a musician are to be. Change can be uncomfortable, but I like to think that everything I endured was for good reason. I now feel quite happy with how things with me have changed and how they are now panning out. 

I can’t believe I keep forgetting to mention this, but this situation has most importantly – fed and fostered my Animal Crossing video game addiction. Geez, I’m sorry not sorry for bringing up this video game again, I swear it’s not sponsored. Kind of a funny story though, before we move on. The first conversation that my boyfriend and I ever had, was about Animal Crossing. It’s what we initially bonded over. 
And boom.
Now we’re in love. 
Pretty magical if you I ask me. 
Again, highly recommend! [winks]

What is a message you would like to give others? : Oh my goodness. Well what instantly comes to mind is a Chibird quote, shout-out to Chibird; they are on social media and make cute little inspirational cartoon illustrations. The quote basically goes “Your value is not based on your accomplishments, rather you have value based on many aspects of yourself. Such as your personality, treatment of others, compassion, being true to yourself, your unique perspective.” I have that pretty much memorized, as I find it so true and important. 
I truly believe that your worth does not correlate to with what you’ve achieved, academically or whatever application, but rather with who you are as a person. And hey, the hearts you’ve touched! 
The hearts you have touched are proof that you’ve made positive impacts in and on the world. 

I know that you implied giving a single message, but another just came to mind and I feel it important as well to share it. “There are people in this world who you haven’t even met yet but who you are going to love and who are going to love you. so much”. I personally have found this very true. Be optimistic for the future! You never know what amazing things await.

I have personally found these two messages to be extremely encouraging sentiments and hope that they are perceived the same way to others. 

What else would you like to tell others about you or your life?: I am just so grateful and excited right now. People Globably was so gracious to have interviewed me, I am so grateful to have been presented with this opportunity and to be able to be on this platform to hopefully instill some ounce of inspiration and positivity into others through this. Everyone, please be sure to check them and what they’re all about, out. I admire them as they truly are so lovely and have an important purpose.
As for me, I am currently working on various projects – regarding music, activism, animal crossing of course, and just on my journey throughout life. If you would like to, you can follow my journey by following me on my Instagram – my current username is @cnnamoroll.

Mahalo (Thank you in Hawaiian) for your time and attention!

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