Great Quotes from Adwoa Aboah

There are times when you’re being judged on your appearance and you’re not feeling your best self. It hurts, but as I always say, I try and be 100 percent myself all the time. So if I’m rejected, it just hurts that little bit less because at least I was myself.

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Mental health isn’t all of me, but it’s a massive part of my journey and a massive part of my whole being.

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What drew me to modeling was this idea of being independent.

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The worst thing to do when I’m feeling insecure or a bit vulnerable is to scroll through Instagram. You only show when life is good on social media. Everyone looks happy all the time.

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I did a school fashion show, and I got scouted there, but I wasn’t very interested in modeling at that point.

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One day at a time. I live by that.

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I don’t think the people in power realize how detrimental it can be to a way a girl looks at herself if she flips through a magazine and only sees one type of woman.

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No one had ever educated me on mental health. I really didn’t understand why I would be feeling high on life, and everything was brilliant, and then suddenly I would be crashing into a deep hole.

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I know what my causes are. And I care about them, so I’d rather get out there and talk about them than just play it safe.

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I spent so long trying to be other people, and it made me really deeply unhappy.

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I can’t deal with waking up and being sad.

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Diversity can’t be a fashionable thing: it should be here to stay.

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In the digital age, there are a million and one ways to find out what someone you fancy is doing – but remember, they can see when you’re watching their Instagram stories. If you fall deep into a hole of snooping, resist flicking through the digital diaries of their exes, or at least learn to cover your tracks.

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Until I was about 14, I was so shy.

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A sexy selfie can be incredibly empowering – but remember that, while a Snapchat message might expire, nothing on the Internet truly disappears.

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When you talk, you realize that the pains and worries you feel are universal; you no longer feel alone in your sadness. You relate and find comfort in the fact that there are other women going through the same things as you are.

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I always believed that I had to pretend to be happy. But what I’ve learned is that it doesn’t matter what race or class or demographic you come from. I truly believe that sadness is relative.

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I love being a mixed-race woman in 2017. I feel part of something big. There’s this understanding that we’re all in it together.

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I never would have dreamt in a million years that I would have young girls coming up to me at Glastonbury or on the streets of L.A., New York, London, and telling me how much GurlsTalk or seeing my picture in a magazine means to them, as a woman of colour.

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How can our industry better represent the reality of our larger community and provide our next generation a proper example of what they see around them every single day? This representation should also look beyond race and include those of all body types, religion, sexuality, and gender identification.

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It’s really difficult seeing your role model or your parent cry.

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I just wanted to jump out of my body sometimes and be someone else.

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School was unbelievably painful. It was five years of being pretty sad.

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I don’t mean to sound cocky, but I just wear what I like and don’t try to focus too much on trends.

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I would like to give acting a go. I studied it for a long time; I just want to make sure when I do it I am able to put in as much effort as I do to modeling.

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My dream actress to work with would be Amy Adams.

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The best part of going out is always getting ready with your friends.

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I think if you don’t like being in your skin, it doesn’t matter how many times people say you’re beautiful, how many jobs you get, or whatever it is – I just didn’t want to be Adwoa.

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Gurls Talk is my baby. It’s just about opening up a space within schools where we as women and girls can talk about whatever we want.

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Even when I first started modeling, my loyalty to those girls like Molly Goddard, Ashley Williams, and Dilara Findikoglu was important. I like to support them as much as I can. For me, it’s as important to walk in their show or wearing their clothes as it is doing a Marc Jacobs show.

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I’ve been really lucky with the shows that I’ve done and the diverse line-ups I’ve been included in.

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My mum never put those fashion ideals into the house. I didn’t wear make-up, and I had my hair all frizzy.

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I really, really need community.

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I’m a Taurus; I need a home.

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I did not know how to share with someone the fact that I was really, really depressed.

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The bit that I’ve always loved about modeling is show season: the hype, the chaos, the calm just before you walk out. It’s your moment – especially when there’s no one before you.

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I’m not the tallest or the thinnest – and I think being in shows is a major part of when I stopped second-guessing myself.

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I used to get scouted outside of Topshop and stuff, and I was brought up in the fashion industry and did a few shoots when I was young, which was always fun to get dressed up.

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‘Vogue’ should be about giving a voice to all different cultures.

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In 2017, there is more than one way to be beautiful and more than one way to be cool. And when you put an image on the cover of ‘Vogue,’ that means something that goes beyond fashion.

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I’ve learned to appreciate looking unique and not having long, blond locks… at last.

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I always think, what I would have thought of something like Gurls Talk would have come into my school? Or how would I have felt if I’d heard there was this one-day festival happening in London? I think I’d have definitely gone, I started Gurls Talk because it was everything that I needed at school.

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I had a hard time in high school.

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Women and girls inspire me. They drive me.

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I was privileged in terms of where I grew up, and I come from a very loving, supportive household. But when I began to go off the rails at boarding school, my behaviour wasn’t a result of an upbringing but more something that was going on within me.

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In the digital age, there is a new rule book for romance.

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When you want someone to notice you, there’s one fail-safe way of making sure that they do: by plastering pictures of yourself across social media. Your motive might seem obvious, but so what?

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Marc Jacobs Beauty is really exciting for me; when I was at school, I would always struggle to find make-up that suited my skin tone, and I certainly wouldn’t find anything from a luxury brand. I’m glad that girls don’t have that problem anymore.

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I’ve always been obsessed with fashion.

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2014 was a terrible year for me. I got a lot of help from psychiatrists, doctors, and my family, but also from group therapy. I met people from so many different backgrounds, and we were all able to relate to each other. It felt like a real community, and I stole that concept for Gurls Talk.

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Without social media, I wouldn’t have young girls messaging me from Australia or Mexico City or the Midlands, but I do wonder if I’d be on it if it wasn’t part of my job.

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Like anyone else, I can fall into these massive Instagram holes and start comparing myself to other people.

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