Category: Self Worth & Esteem

Viola Davis

“If I could tell my 13-year-old self anything, I would tell he that she was enough. I wasted so much time listening to the naysayers. An I just wish I had listened to the other voices of people saying that I was beautiful and talented. I always thought that when you listen to that you were conceited, but I wish I had listened to that more. I wish I has pranced through the world with just hoity-toity confidence and overexuberance.” -People 

Viola Davis

“I’m definitely teaching Genesis that beauty is within. I mean, we have got to get past physical beauty, selfies, even though I’ve taken a selfie in my day. But I always say, ‘Genesis, your heart and your head are the two most important parts of you.’ The physical falls away. The things that you can take with you that really are of value have nothing to do with the physical.” -People 

Zoey Deutch

“I came into this world with anxiety, I used to hold my breath from anxiety when I was a baby and it would make me faint. There are times when it is debilitating, and there are times when it makes me laugh. But I actually feel like my superpower is my anxiety. It’s one of my key motivators, and it’s at the center of my ambition.” -Cosmopolitan

Laura Linney

“You learn more from failing than you do from succeeding. It’s important to befriend failure; it’s not pleasant, and it’s painful, but it’s necessary to grow. I wish everyone a manageable failure at one point in life. You learn about grit and how to pull yourself out of a tough situation. Then, hopefully, you get things that are good.” -AARP

Aidy Bryant

“Words clearly are so powerful, and they can be used to hurt. I think there’s something to taking a word that has so much baggage for people and deflating it and letting it be what it is. It does take some of the emotion out of it and let it not mean so much, and I think there’s power in doing that- and letting this character be beautiful and have sexual relationships and friendships and a great family and all these things, that “fat” can mean that too. It doesn’t just mean someone in their basement, eating Cheetos. It means a lot of different things, and the full breadth of the word doesn’t have to be so hateful.”
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