Breakthrough VOICES is a curated series featuring creatives whose artistic works align with Breakthrough’s mission of ending gender-based violence.

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What is your Breakthrough voice?

Soleil Laurent: Courage. Because you are coming out of your norm to stand for something, and I think that’s totally important. Yes, we do music, but there is a message of peace, equality, and America. Stand up for yourself, stand up for others, and be brave. There’s too many times when people live their lives hiding behind that rock. We want people to be bold, be badass, go in front and talk and stand for each other. Because if we don’t stand for each other, there’s not going to be a difference in the world. Sometimes it’s comfortable standing up for other people but standing up for yourself is a challenge. At least, it was my challenge.

Adrian Read: I just want people to be happy. I want people to find their own version of success. I just want people to really dig deep within because I think success comes from within and you can share it. I’m doing what I love in every aspect of my life right now and I just want to share that with everybody that I come into contact with.