“It feels good to be chosen but there was a time in my life that I was not chosen. I was the opposite of chosen because I was different. I want to make sure that everyone knows: WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT RIGHT NOW MAKES YOU STAND OUT LATER IN LIFE. So you should be proud of who you are! Embrace who you are because being unique is very, very important and fitting in is not really all that matters.” Teen Choice Awards
“I want to say that when I was little, like Maleficent, I was told that I was different and I felt out of place, too loud, too full of fire, never good at sitting still, never good at fitting in. And then, one day, I realized something, something that I hope you all realize – DIFFERENT IS GOOD. When someone tells you that you are different, smile and hold your head up and be proud.” Kids Choice Awards
“Growing up in school no one ever called me anything close to an innovator. They called me different, they called me a couple of other words I can’t say on TV.
Thankfully my mother taught me that being different was a good thing … that being different meant you could actually MAKE A DIFFERENCE.” i Heart Radio Awards Ceremony