Dafne Almazán, the Mexican girl genius, now explores her facet as a singer

Mexico City, Mar 11 (EFE) .- Dafne Almazán, the youngest Mexican to complete a master's degree at Harvard, is now exploring a new facet by launching herself publicly this Thursday as a singer and songwriter.

"Since I was little I have liked the piano and singing a lot. My strength is really singing, I have been studying professionally for four years," the youngest psychologist in the world also told EFE.

At 19 years old, Dafne seeks, through music, to show that gifted young people can develop in different facets, since she has not only studied singing, but also guitar, violin and piano.

She recognized that singing "was my passion since I was very little" and therefore, now that she is about to complete a doctorate in Special Education at Liberty University, in the United States, she will seek to launch herself as a singer and songwriter.

Influenced by 80s music, classical, pop and romantic ballads, Dafne has written songs, and her first single will address heartbreak.

"From before I had already evaluated several lyrics and when I wanted to release a song (it was about) love or lack of love. And I went more towards heartbreak," he commented.

The melody is a pop ballad that mixes many styles such as "ballad" or "electronic". confessed.

His next goal is to release an album for which he is working with his teacher, Carla Madrid, a soprano and a graduate of the National School of Music at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

"Now my first objective is to be able to release an album to launch myself as an artist," he said.

He noted that he would also like to pursue music education to help gifted children develop their artistic talents, as well as the general population.

He stressed that for children with special abilities, all areas are important because not only the academic part is needed, but also the sports and artistic aspects.


Although Dafne acknowledged that in the last 10 years progress has been made in eliminating stereotypes and discrimination suffered by gifted children, he assured that there is still much to be done in this regard. Especially on gender issues.

"Right now the issue is discrimination that can be seen in schools or also on the gender side, which is that girls are not being diagnosed," he said.

According to an investigation by his brother, Dr. Andrew Almazán, called "The true face of the genius boy," the number of gifted children diagnosed in Mexico was 80%, while that of girls was only 20%.

That is why since 2016 it began a campaign focused on the detection of more gifted girls in order to achieve a gender balance in this type of population.

He assured that the lack of detection of gifted girls is due to the barriers and stereotypes that exist.

"They have to be quiet, remain seated, they cannot show that they are different and this leads them to adapt to the system and not want to show" their capabilities, Dafne said.

She pointed out that it is a great responsibility for her to be known as a reference for hundreds of gifted children in Mexico and the world who want to follow her example.

"I see how many girls and boys who can turn to see me, make me responsible for wanting to teach them. (Although) it is a team effort, there were people behind and God, who gave me this ability," he concluded.


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