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" A lot of people don't realize that hair is a big thing for a lot of people, not just African-American women. It's something to be aware of and to be cautious of. "
" Pretty is so boring now. There are so many different definitions of 'pretty.' It's so much broader than before. The old pretty is boring - nobody cares anymore. "
" I'm a little girl; no one wants to beat up on me. "
" Let's practice motivation and love, not discrimination and hate. "
" I've had a lot of voices tell me what I should be making. Personally, I would much rather live and die by my own hand. If my stuff sucks, then at least I made it suck. I didn't allow some person, some old dude in a suit, to make it suck for me. "
" I have parents and family who will never allow me not to be grounded. If I thought for a second that I could possibly lift off the ground, I have a thousand people who will grab my ankles. "
" All my brothers and my dad at one point had dreadlocks. "
" It's important to raise your voice in things you feel passionate about and things that you know about. Don't raise your voice just to raise your voice if you have nothing behind it and don't know what you're talking about. "
" My older brothers and sisters have kids and families. "
" My mom started working at the California Shakespeare Theater in Oakland when I was two years old, so I've always grown up around theater. "
" I've never had a body issue; I've never had a self-confidence issue, and there's been very few times in my life where I've felt down about the way I look or the way I feel. "
" Top knots are the easiest thing to create. "
" I was actually supposed to be a basketball player, not an actress. My parents had me playing basketball on competitive teams when I was in kindergarten. Even though my heart belongs to the arts, I'm a tomboy at heart, too. "
" Why trip off some random person in Idaho that doesn't feel my vibe? Like, no thank you. Stay in your life; I'll stay in mine. "
" I love Channing Tatum! "
" I'm not good at a lot of things. I am not good at keeping my room clean. I am not good at eating healthy. I am not good at sports anymore. I used to be! Not so much anymore. "
" I realized that if I don't like something, I can change it. If I don't feel comfortable with something, then I have a voice to say it's not cool. "
" I talk about Beyonce too much. I am a diehard. "
" I'm a chocolate addict. "
" I've loved Michael Jackson since the minute I was born. He's probably the most talented person ever. He was able to create such an amazing career and be probably the biggest star we've ever had. "
" If I'm going to portray one of my idols and someone I feel... so strongly about, it has to be done right, and it has to be done 120 percent. "
" I am so honored to join the company of a roster as celebrated and diverse as Covergirl's. I can't wait to share some of my own beauty tips with fans and work alongside Covergirl to continue empowering girls and women to celebrate their individuality. "
" I love all types of braids. Single, multiple, box braids - I try them all. "
" Of course I've had a problem with people taking me seriously because of my age. People are always going do that because you're less experienced; you haven't lived as much. "
" Braids are not new. Black women have been wearing braids for a very long time. "
" There is no such thing as ugly. "
" I remember 'Hannah Montana' came out, and I was so depressed, I started crying because I was like, 'I want to do that.' "
" My parents got me in trouble when I was in school because someone was getting bullied, and I didn't do anything about it. I just watched it happen and then came to the school, and I got cussed out for not helping and not being a part of it. "
" As I've gotten older, I've realized my true models are my parents. My mom is like a sheroe. My dad is so strong. "
" I have a phone obsession. It's really hard on set sometimes because I'll be checking Instagram, and then I have to remember, 'Oh, crap, I have to shoot a scene or rehearse.' Every now and then, I have to turn it off and live my life. "
" I'm excited to be a part of the new direction the Barbie brand is headed, specifically how they are celebrating diversity in the line and encouraging kids to raise their voices. "