I have always admired The Outsider, or what Albert Camus called L'Étranger in his 1942 novel, the one that was different to the rest of the herd – not unlike the Englishman TE Lawrence eponymously of Arabia, or a young lady from India, who as a girl battled adversity while schooled in America.
Priyanka Chopra was born in Bihar, Northern India, where my own family originated from.
At the age of thirteen, Priyanka Chopra moved to the United States to study, living with her aunt, and attending schools in Newton, Massachusetts, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, after a stop in Queens, New York, as her aunt's family also moved frequently.
While in Massachusetts, she participated in several theatre productions and studied Western classical music, choral singing and Kathak dance.
During her teenage years in the United States, Chopra sometimes faced racial issues and was bullied for being Indian by classmates.
She has said, "I was a gawky kid, had low self-esteem, came from a modest middle-class background, had white marks on my legs ... But I was damn hard working. Today, my legs sell 12 brands."
Sometimes it’s the ability to overcome adversity that is the making of us, as is the fear that surrounds us when we are children.
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For she overcame adversity and helped others to face their fears, and troubles, as this video indicates.
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