Some people are like water. They take on the shape of whatever they’re poured into… Don’t let that be you. BE YOU! You are enough.

You were not born to fit in or to be a cheap copy of anyone else. It's great to be liked, but you weren’t born to win a popularity contest. It’s not your fault that your spirit irritates other people’s demons. I know for that reason, I’m not everybody’s cup of tea. And I’m ok with that. I’m at my best and my most comfortable when I’m Keeta King. I step out of MY glory if I attempt to be anything else. Nobody can beat you being you… when you’re being you! You being you is where your POWER lies!

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Many of the speakers had a lifetime commitment to human rights, but one tried to silence an activist lobbying for voting rights, before later signing off on major civil rights legislation. Several fought for freedom for more than one oppressed group.

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