“Playing sports moves me. It’s less about competition and more about community – being outside and with your friends. It’s like being a kid again.”
“Art is empowering because it gives me the capability to create a message about something I’m passionate about.”
"Strength training is incredible. You walk in everyday and go from thinking, ‘I can’t do this’ to ‘What else can I do?’”
“When you are able to create, you change lives...That’s what we’re here for, to add value to one another’s lives.”
"The biggest adventure has been loving myself and figuring out what that looks like and going with it.”
“I’ve been working on letting people know that I appreciate them… and tell people when I am glad they’re in my life.”
“No matter what someone tells you is the right way to make art, think about what moves you.”
“I’ve always been passionate about food. It brings people together, it builds a lot of friendships and it builds a lot of bonding time and I love that.”
I really enjoy connecting with the students. Teachers don't do it for the money, they do it for the impact they make on students."
“Life is an adventure. The biggest adventure to me is experiencing as much as you can.”
Being independent is the way to be. Just be around really strong, feminine ladies and put your voice out there.
Family time is important…because you’ll never get it back..
Music can move you. It can change and alter your moods.
Shelton’s style inspiration: “My uncle. He called it his grown man look, and I made it my own.
I've gained more confidence in myself and it's allowed me to feel comfortable (in my own body).
(Boxing) teaches you to get knocked down and how to get back up.
Inspiration is a funny idea. It’s not something that comes along and strikes you. You have to listen for it.
The most rewarding part of being a disability advocate…is being able to see the happiness that they get.