A friend is someone that keeps it 100 with me. Some people keep it 100 with me, and others just do things when for others when it benefits them that's why I feel like I don’t have friends. I got family. I love my family because I know they will be there for me through anything, but with friends you don’t know that.
Hard work can beat talent. If you just have talent alone and you don’t have hard work, there will come a point where your talent is not going to help you. You will need hard work to get you to the next level… My freshman year I was in the fresh-soph team [for soccer]and I was in the bench. I felt like giving up but I kept on going. I bounced back up and made it all the way up [to varsity]. I ...
I would see students not teachers making offensive comments about muslims, hinduism, or just religions that they're not quiet not familiar with. I would see or hear them making offensive jokes about religion. It's never really about race and sometimes it's someone's sexual orientation.
I don't think my parents don’t really care about my wrestling. I just do whatever I want to do. If I go to them and talked about wrestling they are going to say, ‘what the hell is wrestling.’ They don't really care about it but I do. I don't really feel bothered because they just don't know about the sport and have never heard of something called wrestling. I didn’t know anything about it either u...
I was raised by my grandma, and she was sick while raising me. You would never know. Once I really found out that she had cancer and started going to the hospital, she really took care of me. She still remained strong, did things on her own. Just being raised by an independent black women, and seeing the hard times that she had to go through and just persevere. Everything that I do is for my grandma, if...