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Elizabeth Zou

Quick Biography

Elizabeth is a 14-year-old student in Vancouver who enjoys playing piano, playing guzheng, and sketching.

She firmly believes that your identity is the sum of your choices.

Speech Information

Have you ever felt like you don’t belong?


Many people have a moment in their lives where they feel unwelcome from their surroundings.


Be it because of work, culture, religion, or truly anything, there’s often that feeling of disconnection. How can we handle this disconnect?


In her speech, Elizabeth goes through her own experience and takeaways from her immigration journey, the feeling of “unbelonging” that accompanied it, and ultimately how she chose her identity at the end of it.

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