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.

Ariel Benham

Let me answer this by telling you about my necklace. I designed a pendant when I was 20 that I wound up finally commissioning a local jeweler to cast for me with part of a stimulus check at the beginning of the pandemic. Read more>>

Max Berlin | Composer, Songwriter, and Producer

Life has been hectic recently, so the quote I’ve resonated the most with is Leonard Bernstein’s: “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.” For someone as iconic as Lenny to admit that time management can be stressful really struck me with a dose of realism. Read more>>

Tatiayanna Jones | Entrepreneur and Podcaster

My favorite quote comes from Shirley Chisholm. She was the first Black woman to campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination in 1972 and her slogan was “Unbought and Unbossed.” Shirley Chisholm stated that she would always be a catalyst for change. Read more>>