Watch This: Nine-year-old girl divulges on first Burning Man experience
Julia Wolfe is one of Burning Man‘s youngest new fans. The nine-year-old, who attended her first Burning Man in 2014 with her father, gives a brief lesson on the festival at a local TEDx event.
“Imagine a place where you can be exactly who you want to be without worrying what other people think, where you can climb on giant art sculptures and have lots of fun. I found that place: Burning Man,” she begins her speech.
Contrary to popular belief, Burning Man isn’t all about alcohol and nudism. Julia corrects these false perceptions: “What you have heard about Burning Man might not actually be true. You might have heard that it’s a big party with lots of grown ups drinking alcohol and walking around naked. But really there’s a lot more than that… That’s just a little bit of it.”
Wolfe continues her five-minute speech, educating listeners on the temporary city that is propped up each year in Nevada’s deserts and attracts about 60,000 visitors globally. She also embellishes on her four favorite Burning Man principles: radical self-reliance, gifting, leave-no-trace and participation.