"I also work out because I have scoliosis. I have to maintain certain strength in my core."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Joan Smalls on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Joan Smalls on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Joan Smalls on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Joan Smalls on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Joan Smalls on Ernest Hemingway
"I just want to continue to break barriers and to show the industry and the world that beauty is diverse, and you don't have to be a certain stereotype to be beautiful."