We asked folks to tell us about their favorite quote or affirmation and to tell us what it means to them. We’ve shared some of those responses below.

Elli Moore | Singer/ Songwriter

My current favorite quote/affirmation I heard from drag queen icon Trixie Mattel on her all star season of RuPaul’s Drag Race. “It’s ok to have butterflies in your stomach, you just have to teach them how to fly in formation.” I like this because think this really speaks to how scary it can be to dive into chasing your dreams. I think the hardest part of any dream can be believing you are meant to achieve it. I think when you have butterflies in your stomach it means you care so deeply and you are feeling the weight of how important this dream is to you. So when you can harness those butterflies to help you fly, you can go anywhere. Read more>>

Liliana Guardado | Lash and Brow Artist

“It’s already yours” This quote reminds me that whatever I set my mind to, with the right amount of drive and determination I can accomplish anything. It also reminds me to never stop dreaming and to trust the process. Read more>>

Manasvi & Rujuta | Co founders of Saeyri

We (Rujuta and Manasvi) met in 2019 serendipitously – It was at a time in our lives when we were both looking for a deeper meaning behind our work, and wanted to explore Jewelry as our way of making a difference to people’s self-expression. We named our Whatsapp group, ‘Anything is Possible’ as the context in which we wanted to continue our dialogue around this idea –– A reminder to go with the flow and experiment, because, why not? Read more>>

Terry Gingles | Filmmaker, Writer, Author, Songwriter

One of my favorite quotes comes from Hip Hop Legend, Brad Jordan, also known as Scarface. I was his assistant in 2004, which meant I spent a lot of time with him in creative spaces. One day I heard him say, “if you’re not crying when you’re done writing, then you didn’t write the right shit.” At that point in my life, I had been writing for about six years. When I allowed myself to fully implement his words, my writing was taken to a completely different level. Hearing how much Scarface, someone who many consider one of the best poets in the history of hip hop, inserted himself into his lyrics, gave me another level of creativity to strive for. This mentality forces me to personally connect with every word that I write, it’s a purge that has left many tears on my keyboard. If I don’t arrive at that level of connection, no matter how good it may be technically, I know I have more work to do. Read more>>