A supportive family and community encouraged actress Gina Rodriguez to chase her dreams even when she was having moments of self-doubt. “I see myself as lucky, because most people have no idea when they are silencing their own voice. It is so subconscious, that when you tap into the thoughts that are restricting you from going after what you want, from living up to your full potential, and start asking questions, you find out how strong you truly are,” explains Rodriguez.
From a young age the successful actress’s parents taught her that it was okay to ask for help which she believes played a powerful role in her achieving her goals. “They taught me how to ask someone to teach me, and that I should not be afraid of learning from my mistakes. These tools allowed me to be free. They created awareness in me of the voice that tries to silence my confidence and how to stop it from dictating my actions,” Rodriguez says.
While Rodriguez may have already achieved a lot in her 31 years, the actress dreams of a world where every person will be given equal opportunity to chase and live out their own ambitions. By teaming with Clinique to tell her story, Rodriguez wants to empower women of all ages to stand up to their fears and recognise their potential.
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