BY SARA SUKUDOM
What matters to you?
“My freedom, because I can answer this and many people simply can’t.” – Lily
The submission that won our contest last June perfectly encapsulated the very heart of the Own Your Words campaign: empowerment through expression.
Let’s dive in a bit more.
It all started when we were searching for famous quotes on the internet. As we scrolled through celebrities and politicians, it got us thinking about how much the quotes were empowered by the person, instead of vice versa.
So, we decided to flip this idea. We thought: you don’t need to be in a position of social privilege to have a quote – all you have to do is take responsibility for what you say.
That is, you have to own your words.
Enter: Grill’d Healthy Burgers. We were fortunate enough to partner with them to create the Own Your Words competition, with them generously providing prizes to our ten inspirational winners and printing the entries on their signature table-talkers at Shafto Lane and Brookfield Place stores.
Then we asked YOU four questions, to be answered in 25 words or less:
- What matters to you?
- What is the best thing in life?
- What is the most important thing you’ve learned?
- What does the world need?
There wasn’t a right or wrong answer. Instead, we believe that voicing ideas and opinions is massively beneficial in itself, as a means of gaining self-confidence and learning about what you value – thinking about your thinking.
We then selected the ten most inspiring, heart-warming and thoughtful entries to be showcased famous-quote-style in Grill’d CBD restaurants.
As young adults, our ideas may not be backed with a lifetime of experience just yet – but we are active, we are passionate, and the future is in our hands. You don’t have to be famous to implement change: speak out with an open heart and mind, because your words can make a difference.
Who knows? One of our entrants might end up being the next Amelia Earhart or Steve Jobs.
Even better, they might end up being themselves.
Click through and have a read of the inspirational winning quotes below…
Head on down to Grill’d Shafto Lane and Brookfield Place restaurants to view the winning quotes on each table! Keep an eye out for your winning entry on our Facebook page and Instagram @teensoulmagazine.
Winners will be notified by Grill’d restaurants via email and prize vouchers will be delivered soon!