Month: October 2019

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

Penn Badgley

“I love being married [to musician Domino Kirke]- I’m so thankful to not be concerned with trying to intrigue and charm people. Our culture is enmeshed in trying to find a partner. And I think it has a lot less to do with finding the other person than with finding contentment in yourself.” Cosmopolitan Magazine

Tamron Hall

“My story is not one I could’ve ever expected. I never thought I’d have to loose everything to gain even more. But I lost my spot and I gained a husband who roots for me, a beautiful baby boy who looks at me like I am his entire world. Two and a half years ago when I walked out of that NBC building, I was in a fog, not knowing that so many of us lose things we think are important, and we have no idea that something better is right there. I’m from the South, and there’s a saying: “It’s not a setback; it’s a setup for something else.” That loss set me up for, yes, a dream job but also my baby, my husband, my family. I just couldn’t see it coming.” People Magazine

Jennifer Garner

When asked how Jennifer Garner would describe her high-school self she replied, “Band-geek chic. I was so not one of the pretty girls that I just bypassed insecurity and didn’t see myself as attractive at all. It was not part of my life. [But] I felt good about myself back then! That is the lucky trick. Looks weren’t a big deal in my family. I don’t think that my parents ever said, “You’re pretty,” and so we just didn’t think about it.”

 People Magazine