When I was a little kid, there was a kid who was bugging me in school. She [my mom] said, ‘Okay, I’m gonna tell you what to do. The kid’s bugging you, he puts his hands on you, you pick up the nearest rock — or whatever you can get your hands on — and you lay him out.’ Then I did. And I felt better. And it worked. So, for me, that was a great lesson because someone had invaded my space — my being, you know — and was doing something against me I didn’t want to be done. So I took control of the situation and I ran with it.
Many years later after being turned into a product by a very huge corporation that had their hands all over me and I couldn’t escape it, I promised myself that I would continue to move forward and do my best not to compromise, in any way whatsoever, not allow anyone to put their hands on me and affect me in that way.