#BREAKFREE From Labels: Inspiring Celebrity Quotes On Fighting Stereotypes

As part of our #BREAKFREE from labels campaign, we’ve rounded up the most inspiring celebrity quotes on judgement and fighting stereotypes…

It’s week seven of our #BREAKFREE campaign and this week we’ve been examining our relationship with labels and the way that we judge other people.

We believe that you should be measured by your achievements, not by your appearance and that negative stereotypes should never hold anyone back.



We’ve spoken to a range of women throughout the week, to explore what it means to be labelled, and how to overcome stereotypes. We’ve been posting empowering celebrity quotes and stories from students, bloggers and CEOs on the @marieclaireuk Instagram account every day this week.

If you’d like to share their comments, that’s fine by us. Simply save the images below, and Instagram / Tweet or Facebook them, along with the hashtag #BREAKFREE.

 From Taylor Swift to Stevie Wonder, here are our top pick of inspiring celebrity quotes on labels…


‘I’ve never understood labels, I don’t need anybody to tell me I’m Latina or Black or anything else.’
Zoe Saldana

‘If you’re lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change.’
Taylor Swift

‘I’ve never concerned myself with labels. What matters to me is my own estimation.’
Jean Dujardin

‘Labels are for clothing, labels are not for people.’
Martina Navratilova


‘We need to make every single thing accessible to every person with a disability.’
Stevie Wonder

Join the #BREAKFREE discussions on Twitter and Instagram @marieclaireuk

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