Alysia Johnson Montano

Alysia Montaño

#ThatMomentWhen you're in YOGA and can't remember the poses. #ThatMomentWhen you have contractions mid- class #ThatMomentWhen you're making up variations of poses that seem impossible for your body.

Alysia Montaño

Words of beauty about beauty from @lupitanyongo “I too remember a time when I would turn on the TV and only see pale skin. I got teased and taunted about my night shaded skin. And my one prayer to God, the miracle worker, was that I would wake up lighter skinned... My mother used to say to me, ‘You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t feed you.’ And these words played and bothered me, I didn’t really understand them until finally I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume. It was something that I just had to be. And what my mother meant by saying that you can’t eat beauty is that you can’t rely on beauty to sustain you. What actually sustains us, what is fundamentally beautiful is compassion for yourself and those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul... We remember the beauty of her spirit even though the beauty of her body has faded away. And so I hope that my presence on your screens and in magazines may lead you, young girl, on a similar journey. That you will feel the validation for your beauty, but also get to the deeper business of feeling beautiful inside. There is no shade in that beauty.” -- from Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o's moving speech at this year's Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon To read her entire speech on Essence, visit http://bit.ly/1jGc175 For stories for children and teens about the value of compassion, visit our "Kindness & Compassion" book section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/personal-development/values?cat=223 The beautiful picture book, "The Colors of Us," offers an affirming look at the diversity of skin color for ages 3 to 8 at http://www.amightygirl.com/the-colors-of-us For a story for teen readers about an African American teen who is self-conscious due to her dark skin, check out "The Skin I'm In" at http://www.amightygirl.com/the-skin-i-m-in And, for hundreds of Mighty Girl stories starring girls of color, visit our "Multicultural Fiction" section at http://www.amightygirl.com/books/fiction?cat=20 Thanks to Miss R•EVOLutionaries for this sharing this quote! Via @Amightygirl twitter page.

Alysia Montaño

Trying to pass the time waiting for my baby "Bud" to arrive. SF Giants vs LA Dodgers!

Alysia Montaño

Excited for the Real Madrid vs Inter game! #thereakfutbol

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