"I am very much an escapist. I escape a lot, I think a lot, I am always in my head." - 18-year-old Christiana photographed in LA.
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Looking for Heroes by Alex Pawlowska
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Ashley & Andrew photographed in LA.
"My aspiration is to be in the government somehow, to make a positive change. I see the things I don't like and everyone is always talking about changing them but someone just has to do it." - Ashley, 22 years old
"Your life is the biggest gift you have ever received and no one knows how much time you have on this Earth. So don’t wait for the right time to come. To be who you want to be, to do the things you want to do, to say what you want to say… do it now. The right time will never come until you make it the right time."
"I started She Plays We Win because I was searching for something within my photography. I really needed something that I could stand for and have a voice." - Christin Rose, the founder of She Plays We Win project.
"I had a lot of rough patches in prison. I started loosing it but my mother...my mother and God was the main factors in me staying focused, getting my life back. " - Salateen photographed in Harlem, New York.
"Sometimes helping people doesn't need to be bringing money to them, doesn't need to be raising money for them. You can help people in so many different ways. You can be inspiring to them, you can give them a laugh, you can make them forget about the horrible things of their lives."- WallyFound.
"(The hardest thing about being a dancer is) staying thick skinned. It's being turned down audition after audition and still getting up and thinking: right, I am gonna go to this one, I can still do it." - Maria, 21
"People in the magazines are always well-dressed, so we started going shopping and got addicted to it, and we went to nightclubs on the Champs-ÉLysées. We were always accepted, which was a real change as people of colour like us weren't used to being accepted in such places." - Delavega, 31