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I’d let other kids’ negative comments affect me, and then I’d let my insecurities lead me to alter my appearance and make a big mistake. Which was exactly why my mom was upset. She wanted me to recognize that I’d tried change one of my features to fit in. I hadn’t seen my thick, bushy brows as beautiful; I’d seen them only as something that make me different. So she taught me the mantra “The quirky things that make you differente are what make you beautiful.” Different shouldn’t be considered a bad thing. Different is beautiful.

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Everything happens for a reason and, of course at times it’s very discouraging, but at the end of the day you can’t take it personally and move onward because if you let it sit with you, then it starts to eat away at you and you’re allowing someone else to steal your excitement. No one wants that.

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Part of the reason I wanted to become an actor in the first place is that I so loved when my parents would read stories to me out loud because I would imagine it in my own head. I knew one day I wanted to be a part of that magic-making process for other people. I wanted to be part of that storytelling, so I’m living out what it is I really wanted to do as a kid.