Category: Overcoming Adversity

Camila Cabello

“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

Anna Lynne McCord

-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

Alisha Zalkin

“I pray that one day we live in a world where we are encouraged to experience the full human emotional spectrum without shame, guilt, or judgment. Where we don’t have to fear our inner demons, darkness, and suffering, but rather hold one another in the space for true healing. A world where we can stop pretending life has to be perfect every damn day, and we can let down our walls and surrender to the truth. A world where we are encouraged to take the time to breathe deeply in silence without distractions, and connect to our light, because ‘the light gets in through the cracks.'” Facebook

Bethany Mota

“I want to tell everyone here that you are capable of so much. I used to limit myself all of the time and I would think of things that I wanted to do and I’d be like, ‘there’s no way that I can do that,’ and I’d dismiss the thought from my mind. But, making YouTube Videos is one of the things that I just went for and I’m like, ‘there’s no way anyone’s gonna wanna watch my videos, I’m way too weird.’ But I did it anyway and now I have this amazing community. I want to remind you that you are all strong and powerful so don’t allow anyone to limit you and most of all, never limit yourself because you’re incredible.”  Teen Choice Awards