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My mom has moved across the country, traveled on a tour bus and made many sacrifices, so that I could pursue my dreams. She has dedicated her life to making mine and my sister’s life better. She is the type of person who works hard, tries to look for the best in others and aims to see the silver lining in challenging situations. She has been my anchor, guide and an incredible role model to me. In so many ways, I would not be who I am or where I am today without her.
It should come as no surprise that I have her to thank for my involvement with Girl Up which is something that has truly changed my world. From the very first meeting with the UN Foundation to our trip to Guatemala to visit UN programs, she has shared — and enriched — my journey every step of the way. She knew about the challenges girls and women were facing around the world long before I did and wanted me to see for myself so I could be part of the solution.
My work with Girl Up has continually reminded me that girls are the same everywhere. And, so are moms. Mothers are warriors. In some places, they are forced to go to unthinkable lengths to try to gain access to basic rights for their children. I know my mom would.
I truly can’t imagine what my mom would have done if someone had refused to give her babies’ birth certificates because they were girls. Or, if she had been unable to send us to school or, worse even, if she had been forced to watch us get married at the young age of 10.
Every mother wants their daughter to be able to follow her dreams. My mom gave me that gift and as this Mother’s Day approaches, I hope we can all help the mothers and girls around the world who need a voice and our support to gain access to the basic rights that we take for granted.
Every girl that we can empower today to be educated, healthy and safe will have the chance to become a leader in her own life — and in her community. By supporting campaigns like Girl Up, we are building the next round of mothers and unleashing today’s generation of dreamers and doers around the globe to go out and change the world.
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SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Victoria Justice and leading online stationery boutique, Tiny Prints, are collaborating on a beautiful line of graduation stationery. Launching today, the Victoria Justice 2014 Graduation Collection exclusively for Tiny Prints includes six graduation announcements and three party invitations, all with coordinating thank you cards, envelope liners and address labels. With trend-forward typography, bold metallics and vibrant animal prints, this exclusive collection takes a stylish stand on graduation stationery.
“I love fashion and design, so creating a collection with Tiny Prints, inspired by my favorite trends like bright colors, animal prints and bold patterns, was really fun,” said actress Victoria Justice. “Graduation is such an exciting time, and my Tiny Prints collection offers a chic way to show off those accomplishments.”
“Tiny Prints is known for its trend-forward stationery designs and exclusive collections, and we’re thrilled to partner with Victoria, as she brings a fresh perspective and great style to life in this creative collaboration,” said Heidi Reichert, Head of Custom Design at Tiny Prints. “This is a perfect partnership that reflects the Tiny Prints style, while putting a fresh twist on a traditional milestone.”
In addition to creating a line of stationery any graduate would be proud to send, Victoria shares her advice with the Class of 2014:
Celebrate your personal achievements – no matter how big or small.
Always say thank you. A hand-written thank you will be treasured and appreciated.
Live by a quote that means something to you. A personal quote that I live by is…“Never let anyone take away your dream.”
Make time to volunteer at your favorite charity.
And try something new this summer – whether it’s a new art or cooking class, a trip to a new city or even a new sport – you may love it.
On top of starring in MTV’s upcoming cyber thriller “Eye Candy” and the indie romantic comedy “Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List,” Victoria Justice is also a recording artist and rising star in the fashion world. No stranger to television, Victoria starred in her own hit Nickelodeon series, “Victorious.” Like her personal style, Victoria’s graduation designs for Tiny Prints are fresh, fun and full of life—the perfect way to celebrate the cap and gown.
Tiny Prints stationery is printed on the most luxurious paper, and with Tiny Prints’ exclusive Super Rush Plus shipping option, graduates can order their announcements and party invitations by 1 p.m. EST, and receive them the next business day.*
To view the Victoria Justice 2014 Graduation Collection exclusively for Tiny Prints, visit www.tinyprints.com/victoriajustice.
*Available in Continental U.S. only. Customers in Alaska and Hawaii who order using Express mail will receive their order in two days.
Bruno Mars, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Pitbull… we are all crazy for Latin Superstars, and now it’s time for you to cast your vote for your favorite! Only your votes will keep your idol in the competition. So vote now and often. When it’s all said and done, the Latin Superstar with the most votes will take the crown!
Everybody make sure to vote for Victoria!! Click here to vote!
“Recording something really fun together,” indeed!
Victoria Justice teased earlier this week that she was in the studio with Big Time Rush cutie James Maslow—and the man himself revealed exclusively to E! News yesterday what the big project is!
He and Victoria are covering “Let It Go” from Frozen!
James, who’s also currently the resident hottie on Dancing With the Stars, told us during a shopping trip to Vince in West Hollywood that the cover will be “more Demi Lovato” than Idina Menzel.
Demi, of course, performed the single version that’s on the Disney film’s platinum-selling soundtrack, while Menzel’s is the version heard in the film sung by Snow Queen Elsa.
But while they’re going with a simpler arrangement more akin to Demi’s, James is a huge fan of the other version, too!
“Idina Menzel—or what is it, Azeem Dameel? Adele Dazeem, yeah,” he said, poking fun at John Travolta’s storied presenting gaffe, “so for those of you who are more familiar with her as that name, she killed it at the Oscars.”
“You guys will get to see/hear soon,” Victoria also promised via Instagram.
We can’t wait!