“Any little girl out there who is growing up in the projects or in a tough area, you think that your dreams will never come true. Just keep doing what you do. Be true to yourself. Believe YOU even when you don’t believe. Just keep going. Keep moving. If I can do it, you can do it too..”
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. For love comes more naturally to the human heart than it’s opposite.”
“I was told everyday I’d never be nothing. Now I look in the mirror and say, Tiffany Haddish, I love and approve of you, and it was all worth it. (She used to laugh to keep from crying. Whether it was her mom, or bullies at school.) If I could make them laugh, I was less likely to get beat. I used humor like magic- I felt like I was a little Harry Potter.” People Magazine
“If you think about it, all of us minorities combined, we are the majority. We’re not the minority. And if we start looking at things that way, the things are going to start changing. It’s not about exclusion; it’s about explaining what’s been going on in history for years, and how we’ve been failing each other by not being open with these conversations and demanding representation.” Teen Vogue Magazine
-McCord talks about being sexually assaulted, and what it took for her to come to terms with what happened to her, and breaking the silence.
“I have a message for women and young girls: Don’t put yourself in a box. Don’t let the polite lies of society silence you. Honestly, I would endure everything all over again–it has led me to my own revolution.” Cosmo Magazine
“Everybody was laughing because of my drab appearance, but when they dug deeper, they realized that this woman had a hidden talent- and that talent came through in a surprising way. You shouldn’t ever be held back by what people think of you.” Parade Magazine
“Hopefully I’ve learned from all of the things I’ve failed at. I’ve learned to just keep my mouth shut and go about my day. I’ve gotten way better at ignoring haters. You just get to a point where you go man I have got to grow up.” People Magazine