What is the single best piece of advice you’d give to everyone?
Be kind to everyone you meet.
What did you admire most about your mother/father/parents?
My mother was a feisty little lady who was fiercely protective of her family. Sometimes I was embarrassed when I was a child and she was giving someone a piece of her mind, but in later years I learned to appreciate how she stood up for herself and her children.
What advice would you give to your teenage self?
Believe in your self-worth. Teenagers as well as younger kids can be so cruel. Just remember this time in your life will pass, and you have your whole future ahead of you.
What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
Despite sounding like a Miss America contestant, it would be for everyone to “live and let live,” i think the world would be a much better place if everyone could accept and celebrate the differences in others.