Becky G

Growing up, you’re told there are things you’re not capable of doing because you’re a girl. That perception’s starting to change and it’s amazing. It’s important that we continue to share the message with other young women. If they grow up in a household or go to a school where they’re told that they can’t do certain things, it’s important that they hear from someone that it is possible to do whatever they want with their lives.

I think a part of it was the way my parents raised me. I think that’s part of being raised in a big Latin family. To get an adult’s attention you have to do something crazy, and my way was dancing on tables and singing and dancing. That was my way of getting everyone’s attention. I’m loud and I like being loud.

I personally hated working out when I first started, but then I noticed it was the one thing I did for myself. It gave me more energy and made me feel more confident. I started rolling with it. I love going for jogs and walks in the morning with my cousin. Sometimes we do sunrise walks where we’ll be up before the sun comes up and by the time it does we’re up and going. It’s really nice. I also started training MMA, mixed martial arts to keep it fun. It’s stress relieving.