Start the week off fresh.Take a deep breath and affirm the power you wield(also check out some of the quotes and looks below!).
- Sidney Portier was told on his first audition to "go be a dishwasher or something" and to stop wasting everyone's time, he went on to be one of the most amazing actors-EVER.
- James Ward was homeless since the age of 14 with his mother and 2 younger siblings. Although he faced the struggle of homelessness and being in 3 different schools in the last 4 years, Ward managed to graduate from high school and maintained high grades. Ward had developed a plan to attend college, but 3 weeks before he planned to leave for Howard University his Parent PLUS loans were declined due to his family's poverty and homelessness. Even with this setback Ward's college pursuits were far from over.Jessica Sutherland a producer( who was also raised homeless) volunteered at Union Rescue Mission and decided she would help Ward get to college.She started with a Tumblr page explaining Ward's story and a Paypal link on the side for donations, the campaign Homeless to Howard had kicked off.Ward raised enough money to cover all 4 years of his college education and is currently on his way to success.
- John Paul DeJoria lived in his car before John Paul Mitchell Systems took off.
- Liz Murray was born to drug addicted HIV positive parents, she decided to live on her own at the age of 15 in New York.Murray devoted her self to earning a college degree and earned a New York Times scholarship to Harvard Liz Murray is currently a best selling author of novels like, Now Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard