The biggest fallacy on earth is that you can be anything that you want to be. You can only be what you were meant to be.
I am the messenger to deliver the message of redemption, of hope, of forgiveness, of gratitude, of evolving people to the best of themselves. So I am on my personal journey. My personal journey is to fulfill the highest expression of myself here as a human being here on earth.
I know where my lane is, and I know how to stay in my lane. My lane is evolving the consciousness of people.
Well, I'm nonjudgmental in an interview. Out of an interview, there's a whole other side of me!
It is difficult for me to talk to you, because I really feel duped.
If I had been watching from the treadmill I probably would have fallen off the treadmill.
I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.
Only my family and closest friends knew. I would tell no one until I felt safe enough to share my dark past: the years I was sexually abused, from age 10 to 14, my resulting promiscuity as a teenager, and finally, at 14, my becoming pregnant.
This school is open to all girls who are disadvantaged -- all girls, all races who are disadvantaged. And we all know that the most disadvantaged in this country is with black people. We have white girls in this school, Indian girls in this school, what you call colored girls in this school, and we have black girls in the school, Hindu girls in this school, Muslim girls in this school, and Christian girls in this school.
What other people label or might try to call failure, I have learned is just God's way of pointing you in a new direction.
Your calling isn't something that somebody can tell you about. It's what you feel. It's a part of your life force. It is the thing that gives you juice. The thing that are you supposed to do. And nobody can tell you what that is. You know it inside yourself.
What I learned at a very early age was that I was responsible for my life. And as I became more spiritually conscious, I learned that we all are responsible for ourselves, that you create your own reality by the way you think and therefore act. You cannot blame apartheid, your parents, your circumstances, because you are not your circumstances. You are your possibilities. If you know that, you can do anything.
I understand why people think we're gay. There isn't a definition in our culture for this kind of bond between women. So I get why people have to label it – how can you be this close without it being sexual? The truth is, if we were gay, we would tell you, because there's nothing wrong with being gay.
To have the kind of internal strength and internal courage it takes to say, ‘No, I will not let you treat me this way,’ is what success is all about.
The children of this nation are being stolen, raped, tortured and killed by sexual predators who are walking right into your homes. I have had enough. With every breath in my body, whatever it takes and, most importantly, with you by my side, we are going to move heaven and earth to stop an evil that's been going on for far too long.
The truth of the matter is, had we gotten married we wouldn't be together now, because in no way is this a traditional relationship.
Every story we have heard pains us so much because we know that their stories are our stories. .... We shall not be moved.
I was overwhelmed with emotion. I was having an I-used-to-weigh-237 pounds-and-now-I’m-shooting-the-cover-of-Vogue moment.
[The lawsuit] will not change the way I operate. It has made me even more fervent in my desire and intention to bring information and enlightenment and encourage people in ways that I see fit.
I will continue to use my voice. I believed from the beginning that (the lawsuit) was an attempt to muzzle my voice, and I come from a people who have struggled and died in order to have a voice in this country. And I refused to be muzzled.
Free speech not only lives, it rocks.