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" My parents are artists and have always instilled great pride in understanding of various backgrounds. "
" Embrace the grease, if any, and look fresh and human. I like to look like a glazed doughnut. "
" The more and more I got into writing, the harder and harder it became for me. I still love it, but it became much more problematic than I thought it would be. "
" We have to tokenize in order to normalize. "
" I remember going to the Gap when I was in the fifth grade, and I desperately wanted a pair of blue jeans. I was with my dad, and I remember picking up the jeans, looking at them, and thinking that they had to fit me. But there was nothing that fit me. This was before the age of stretch, so I was trying on adult Gap. "
" My parents always supported me and complimented me on other things, not just my looks. They told me I was capable, that I was smart, that I was creative. "
" When I started Instagram, I kind of just did what I like to do or to show the things I like, whether it be sneakers or weird flowers, have the little drops of myself and my style kind of fluidly throughout. That was really helpful in starting and carving out my own place. "
" It's really hard not to fall into that trap of insecurity when you're a model. Beforehand, I never looked at myself in a huge monitor with 30 people around it every day. "
" I have to remind myself when I'm on a job and I'm feeling a lull in attitude or confidence or whatever, I'm there for a reason. I have to constantly remind myself of these almost corny Pinterest mantras, like 'You are worthy.' "
" Beauty means expression and being your most authentic self. "
" I am trying to be the girl I didn't have. That's important to me. I have to be conscious of that. In this weird, dark, small, very intimate way, there's a girl out there who relies on me. And that's super important to me, and I don't want to let her down. "
" Having a multi-cultural background has granted me access into different ideologies, cultures, and ways of living. It has shaped who I am and how I participate in the world. "
" Wearing too much makeup definitely makes my skin worse. "
" My version of makeup is a really intense skin regimen. I just think it's a healthier way to look at beauty. "
" I am always dabbling in new skin routines, but it's always about moisture. "
" I think self-love isn't some destination you get to and you are then incapable of feeling those feelings, but a journey in which you adapt your experiences to make for a happier life. "
" I moved to New York for school right after I turned 18, but I started getting into trouble - so I went home to L.A. to regroup. "
" It's not fair for little kids to feel bad about themselves for how they look. "
" It's not that that I'm not comfortable being naked, but when you grow up fat, you can't take away the shame or embarrassment even though you're a model. It's not just erased. "
" Growing up, people would always say, 'You have such a pretty face.' It's kind of backhanded. That's the kind of things we have to stomach. "
" The Internet really offered a space for me to thrive. "
" It took a lot for me to be able to say that I'm a plus-size model or a model at all without feeling terror or this kind of panic, because it was something so unplanned. "
" I hope that in 50 years I can look back and say I made my most fervent efforts to provide visibility for the unseen. "
" I had seen images of Crystal Renn and Sophie Dahl growing up, but I didn't really know about the plus-size fashion industry or how lucrative it was or, like, that it was changing or that I was even invited. "
" I die wearing a bootie for three hours. I'm like, get these off of me! "
" The International Girl Crew isn't supposed to be super exclusive - that's a really important part of our brand and message. It's not just our crew - it's a lifestyle. It's for everybody to know how empowering it is to be surrounded by friends who motivate and support you and who you feel like you can exchange ideas with and do projects with. "
" I originally went to school for writing, for non-fiction. I'm specifically a poetry major within literature, but I don't know. "
" It's important for people to understand where things come or what they represent. "
" A huge part of my career and how I want to participate in the world is being unapologetically myself and being honest and vulnerable. "
" I went to small liberal schools my whole life, and I was also a bad girl in high school; I went to, like, five schools. "
" I like looking wet, sweaty, dewy, fresh. "