Month: October 2019

Nathalie Emmanuel

NATALIE EMMANUEL on body image

“Not everyone is going to be kind, and not everyone is going to be respectful on social media. Sometimes those comments can get into the psyche, but I am not going to go crazy because of some keyboard warrior somewhere. That doesn’t stop me wanting to be who I am or say what I think or do the things I do.  I workout and I aim for health- I don’t aim to be skinny. I’m over that sort of pressure. I just want to feel good. Yoga helps me de-stress, and meditation has helped me identify things that I need to heal from. That has made me a much happier and more confident person. I’m very proud of my journey, I’m just being myself, and that’s all I can try to do.” People Magazine

Luke Kleintank


“I grew up really poor. There was a point when we lived in a tent for a year. Then we lived in motels. I went to school from motels. I spent the most time in a small trailer with my six brothers and sisters. I always looked at acting as therapy, but I was also driven by wanting more for myself and my family. I just bought my parents a beautiful home.” Cosmopolitan Magazine




Willow Smith


Cutting, she says now, provided “a physical release of all this intangible pain that’s happening in your heart and in your mind.” But as she read about both science and spirituality, she says, “I was like, ‘This is pointless- my body is my temple,’ and I completely stopped. It seemed literally psychotic after a certain point because I learned to see myself as worthy.” People Magazine




“Find every way to love yourself, because you’ve got all the things you need to be great. Sometimes I would be sitting next to other entertainers, and I would dim myself because I felt like I didn’t want to offend them, or they got more money than me, more record sales. What I’m saying is love yourself no matter what. Embrace your greatness.”  People Magazine


Isabela Peruvian


“Everywhere you go, kids can be mean.” “In school, classmates openly expressed their opinions about me and made fun of the ‘weird’ way I spoke. Hearing me translate Spanish into English and jumbling phrases into things like ‘house brown’ or ‘car big’ would usually provoke much laughter. After that, I became extremely self-conscious. To this day, I still check myself before I say anything, like, ‘Is this cool to say? Is this going to make me fit in?'” Isabela added, “Embracing my culture. I realized it’s what makes me unique. Embracing who we are is what leads us home.” GL