Is there anyone better than America Ferrera? The actress is an outspoken activist-she was a huge part of the #TimesUp movement- and is all about helping women which is why we aren't surprised she has teamed with The North Face and Girl Scouts of the USA for their “Move Mountains” campaign to help inspire the next generation of female explorers to embrace all their dreams.
“Curiosity is natural to everyone, but I think as young women, we don’t often get to see examples of all the incredible things women are out there doing,” Ferrera told Well & Good. This is why she joined this campaign. The Superstore star is all about embracing challenges even if you might fail. Do something that scares you.
“Starting something new can give you that awkward-baby-giraffe feeling,” Ferrera says. “We tend to try to stay away from that discomfort…But failure is a part of the process, and you’re probably going to be pretty bad before you get good at something. Just accepting that that’s part of the process whenever I’m attempting something new allows me to get past those initial barriers and get better at any given thing I enjoy.”
Well if that doesn't give you some serious Monday motivation, we don't know what will!
Ferrera also recently spoke out about the importance of mentorship to InStyle.com.
No one in my family had been in the entertainment industry or could help me navigate a path, so I was just making it up as I went. Once I started to work, I was fortunate enough to work with Lupe Ontiveros, a wonderful actress who played my mother in Real Women Have Curves. Watching her work was such an education. She was so generous with me and gave me so much advice and wisdom about how to keep perspective and keep a level head throughout the industry—she had done it for so long and had fought so hard for the opportunities that came her way. I knew from the get-go I was so lucky to spend time with her and get her wisdom about what a career as a Latina actress had taught her and given her.
Photo courtest of The North Face