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Quotespiration # 20: Audre Lorde

“I have come to believe over and over again that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.”

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– Audre Lorde (An openly gay, award-winning writer, feminist and civil rights activist)

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Quotespiration # 19: Michael Jackson

“In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream, and in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe.”

– Michael Jackson

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Who else cried watching his hologram perform at the 2014 Billboard Awards? Despite what anyone might think, to me, he is still the King of Pop. An innovator, dreamer and artist who inspired millions of people around the world.

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Quotespiration # 18: Jennifer Lawrence

“None of my friends took me seriously. I came home and announced, ‘I’m going to move to New York,’ and they were like ‘OK.’ Then when I did, they kept waiting for me to fail and come back. But I knew I wouldn’t. I was like, ‘I’ll show you.'”

– Jennifer Lawrence (Award-winning Actress; holds record for youngest performer to have been nominated for an Academy Award three times)

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Quotespiration # 15: Meryl Streep

“I think the most liberating thing I did early on was to free myself from any concern with my looks as they pertained to my work.”

Meryl Streep (Award-winning Actress; holds the record for most Oscar nominations in Hollywood history)

You’ve got to let it go. It’s not about you, it’s about the character and the story. You can’t do them justice if you’re preoccupied with yourself and how you look. Sometimes easier said than done, I know.

There’s an unequivocal beauty in raw honesty.

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