In the land of the YouTube, there is one performer I have followed for years. That performer is none other than the hip hop, dancing violinist, Lindsey Stirling. I came across her during my early years of college when she released a medley for one of my favorite video games: Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
It didn’t take too much for me to fall in love with her music. First she had my gaming nature on her side, but upon further exploration, her electronic, upbeat performances had me hooked. She was performing and dancing. IT WAS AMAZING. You don’t have to take my word for it, you can see it all here in some of her earlier videos (and, honestly, they’re still my favorites as well):
I’ve seen her perform live three times now and she never fails to impress. So when I found out she was publishing a book? Well, the excitement was real. It’s full of anecdotes and stories inspired by questions she has received while on tour. It’s a memoir she cowrote with her sister, in hopes of inspiring others and helping them realize that, ultimately, being different or weird is perfectly okay, that individuality is what makes you, you.
So I HIGHLY encourage you to check out her new book, The Only Pirate at the Party.
And on that note, I’ll leave you with my most recent favorite music video of hers: