Category: Being Different

Winnie Harlow

“I thought my skin wasn’t beautiful enough to wear shorts or open-toed shoes, but my idea of ‘beautiful enough’ came from not seeing enough representation of someone like myself, that would’ve been so powerful for me. I hope to offer all young women a sense of hope and change, that one type of look is not better than another. It’s ok to be different and seeing that is massive for a child.”
 Winnie Harlow People Magazine

Alex Molina

“I grew up in a very abusive home. My mother could never show affection towards us. When I was young and I first was homeless my escape was always school. For me, from an early age, I knew that what was going to take me out of my homelessness was my education. I got a degree in sociology and with that I wanted to help people. I feel that’s my calling… that’s my purpose in life. I got hired at Covenant House and became a case manager. That’s a full-circle moment right there for me. I often have youth look at me and say, ‘you don’t                                                  know what it’s like to live her.’ I look at them in the eye and tell them I slept in                                              these hallways. I slept in those bunk beds and I made it to college and I made                                                something of myself and now I’m here giving back to you guys. So… I do                                                          know.”
                                                                       Alex Molina Super Soul Sundays with Oprah 

Jonah Hill

“The journey is self-acceptance and self-love. I believe everybody has this snapshot of themselves. It’s a snapshot that they kinda want to hide from the world. And mine was being like this 14-year old over weight kid kinda feeling ugly to the world wanting to fit in with this group of skateboarders. People are all just different but they hurt just as much. It was a liberating way to spend these last few years figuring out who I am as a person, how do you love yourself, and how do you be yourself and be the artist that you are with out apologizing                                                for it”
                                                                     Jonah Hill Late Night with Seth Myers

Storm Reid

 “I Don’t waste energy on things you can’t change.’ Oprah told me that one day when we were having a conversation about my weird fear of being tall—I’m already 5’4″! Instead of putting negative energy out into the universe about something that’s set in stone, like my height, she said I should turn that energy into something positive and use it to make my dreams come true. So if I end up being 7 feet, then I’ll be 7 feet.”
Oprah.com