Melissa Clark

“I wasn't living my life the way I wanted to live it. I was living my life the way I felt I deserved.”

Jessica Quan

“No matter what I did, my ethnicity was something I couldn’t detach from my identity.”

Dillon Phaneuf

“I was 295 pounds and could barely tie my shoes, but I just didn’t quit.”

Kylie Carr

“I’ve never been more proud of myself than when I dropped out of university.”

Kristen Raney

“As a singer, you’re only as good as your last concert, even your last rehearsal.”

Kennedy Chappell

“My self-love improved 100 percent after coming out.”

Dallas Pelly

“When I started my journey, I made a conscious decision to not care what people think.”

Chandra Styles

“I was always asking, ‘Am I womanly enough? Is this what I should be doing?’”

Brooke Malinoski

“Never go in thinking you’re inferior. That’s something I’m trying to work on.”

Amanda Kimpinski

“I was so used to feeling that I didn’t look right.”