Ready to Stare owner/designer Alysse Dalessandro was featured on Toast & Talk with Ms. Cream of the Crop on Hot 101. She discussed how she got her start in fashion and how she came to found #ReadytoStareWokeUpLikeDis.

Some quotes from the interview are:

"How silly is to hate what you've got when someone out there wants what you've got"

"There are plenty of people who will read your story and not say anything but your story will change them."

"I don't have shame about my body or about this terrible thing that happened to me because I've spoken it out loud and I am free."

"Telling your story is the strongest thing you can do"

"It's all about making feel that they are not alone."

"Empowerment is for everyone."

"This is for anyone who has ever felt like they weren't good enough."

The full interview can be heard here.

This post was originally published on August 9, 2014.