My parents actually almost named me Shelby. But then they realised that my name would have been Shelby Swift and that kids might make fun of me. Shelby Swift‒ like ‘She’ll-be Swift’. And then like, what if I wasn’t a fast runner? They would’ve been like “ well she’s not.”
No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.
When you hear people making hateful comments, stand up to them. Point out what a waste it is to hate, and you could open their eyes.
I was so intimidated by this city for so long. It’s so big, with so many people. I thought I would never be able to make it here, because I wasn’t something enough — bold enough, brave enough to take on this huge city in all of its blaring honesty. And then at a certain point I just thought, ‘I’m ready.’