“After almost twelve months of being in LA my determination, values, morals, ambitions, boundaries and resilience have been consistently tested in a way like nothing I’ve ever experienced before.”
This was shared by singer-actress Ylona Garcia on Instagram recently. She added: “For those who have been following me since the beginning of my journey in the entertainment industry, you may characterize me as someone who is a fighter and who fights to stay true to myself and my ambitions.”
Ylona said she flew across the world for her dream, and she understood that nothing was ever easy. But what she found the most difficult right now was to face the people who believed in her.
“I want to continue to have a strong resolve of staying true to myself, but deep down I feel like I’ve been doing the exact opposite,” she said.
Ylona added: “I choose to say this now because i don’t ever want those who have dreams to give up on the things that make them who they are.”
She admitted that for a while, she wanted to hide away from social media because she felt like she was being “inauthentic” and “hypocritical” about her message.
“Going through this journey that I’ve been blessed with, I’ve been taking the time to understand what it means to be a young woman, a young woman in Hollywood, and a young woman with a platform,” said she.
The 20-year-old artist also opened up about how she feared speaking up for herself. But in thinking about those who shared the same dream as hers and were looking up to her as a role model, she felt the need and sense of purpose to speak up so that no one will ever have to go through the feeling of being in a position to be scared to voice out how they feel.
“Your life is your own as much as my life is mine,” she told her followers.
“While typing this, it doesn’t mean that the fear of speaking up for myself is gone, it just means that today I choose to be brave. To those reading this, I love you, I’m doing this for you and my nine-year-old bright-eyed self,” she declared.
“Don’t ever devalue your values, loosen your morals and make light of your boundaries. Hold on to your ambitions, grow your determination, and be resilient about what you stand for. at times when it’s tough, I remember the people who are fighting with me and for me. So please continue to remember, I’m fighting with you and for you. – sincerely ylo.”