I'm realizing, you don't need to change anything about yourself. This is who you are, and it's okay. That's daring.
If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.
Ive heard of nothing coming from nothing, but Ive never heard of absolutely nothing coming from hard work.
I think there's something really thrilling to having to get people laughing about something and then when you have them in that comfort space, you can drop the weight into the texture of the story.
It's exciting to watch people do and write and say what they feel like doing, writing and saying.
My only want and wish, really, was to tell a good story. I wanted to do good work, tell a good story, and give the character a voice. Those were my only expectations.
I kept hiding my smile in pictures throughout middle school and most of high school until picture day came my senior year.
Faith is a big thing we explore.
I love De la Renta. I love CoSTUME National; I think they're just incredible. And I love Marc Jacobs, too - they're also great, just a great brand.
My mother is a fighter. After she battled polio and learned to walk again, the doctors told her she would be a cripple her entire life. Instead of accepting defeat, she refused this fate and went on to become the West African Womens Singles tennis champion in college.
In performance, you dont always feel that sort of family bond right off the top. It sort of develops and grows over time.
I ran track in high school very competitively, and then ran it D-1 at Boston University. I ran there on an athletic scholarship and chose BU because they had both a good track program and an arts program.
I loved Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi. Its about a first-generation African family living in America that has to return home to Nigeria when their estranged father passes away.
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