Category: Overcoming Adversity

Salma Hayek

“You are alone in reality. You are alone in life and, it’s a beautiful place to be IF you make peace with yourself. If you have a good relationship with yourself, there’s so much to find. We have so many possibilities. We don’t actually spend enough time with ourselves and, many times, we fall into the trap to do things so that other people have a perception of who we are. But, the mystery of life to me is, the relationship with ‘you and you. Conviction is the place where, even if you made a mistake, mistakes are sometimes the greatest gifts that you can have.”
Oprah Interview, 2018

Nelson Mandela

“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.”
 Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

Tiffany Haddish

“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

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