You should learn a thing or two about persistence from globally recognised African American Actress Gabourey Sidibe.
As a great role model for plus-size women over the years, Gabourey shows that you can be all you want to be regardless of certain limitations.
Born to a Senegalese cab driver, she worked as a receptionist before she went on to pursue a career in acting. From being bullied for being overweight and ugly to being abused by her own father and called fat, one would not assume she would channel all these challenges into acting.
Prior to her role in the 2009 film, “Precious” she was advised that the entertainment industry was not for her and to quit as she didn’t fit into the image driven life.
In 2017, Gabourey released a memoir, “This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare”. Where she talks about how she faced depression, anxiety and bulimia after her parents divorced, letting fans in on her struggles with weight, struggle with panic attacks, depression and her incessant battle with contemplations bordering on suicide.
Now Gabourey is an inspiration to a lot of plus sized women, cheering them on to accept their bodies whilst being confident.