R’Iyana Foster Interview

Introduce Yourself: Hey my name is R’Iyana Foster I am an aspiring singer/songwriter. I am also a high school student and dancer. I also just want to thank the Tnwtl movement for inviting me to do an interview with them.

Thoughts On People In The World?: My thoughts on the people in the world today vary in many ways. In some ways the people of today are more open-minded and accepting than people have been in the past but, our sometimes I feel like our youth can be unfeeling or we lack empathy for others. Though I am glad for the positives the people of today’s society express I still wish that the bullies and pessimistic people didn’t exist.

What are your inspirations & goals?: Some of my inspirations and goals are to got college, adapt a more healthy lifestyle and gain more cultural competence.

How would you impact the world?: I believe I impact the world by being a leader and an example of someone who is optimistic,kind,outgoing and friendly. I also will change the world by standing up for what I believe in and hooefully influencing our youth with these positive aspects.

Struggles In Life? : I’ve had previousstruggles in life and I still do but I don’t want to dwell on it. People have lived and been in worse conditions than I have. I consider myself blessed even throughout my struggles.

How do you feel about yourself? Any changes you would make? : I feel good about myself. It took me years to gain the self confidence I have today, and though sometimes I may not feel the best I always remember who I am on the inside and that reflects who I am on the outside. Before I became the person I am today maybe I would say I would change my self but I only want to grow and evolve into a better person.

What does love mean to you?: To love yourself means to appreciate you differences and flaws. You know you love yourself when you get up in the morning and you’re happy that you get to wake up and be in your own skin, when you can honestly say your happy being no one else but you.

Jeremy Manning


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