Years of Determination
QUOTES & TESTIMONIALS
“Chloe, you embody ‘Being the change for Good.’ Thank you for all that you do and for sharing your story with our NCL community. With you, we will STAND Beautiful and embrace everyone’s uniqueness.”
– Ann Marquis, President, NCL Santa Barbara
“Our goal at TEDxSantaBarbara is to give a platform to ideas worth spreading. We were thrilled to give flight to Chloe’s idea of Standing Beautiful. She was so poised and polished for a young person that we gave her the honor of opening the show. This opening is a tone setter for the entire day, and her command of the stage and her material helped us kick off an amazing day. We are so proud of Chloe and know that we’ll be able to say, “we knew her when she was just getting started”. She’s destined to be a super star and strong advocate for her Mission.”
Mark Sylvester, Executive Producer, TEDxSantaBarbara
“I had the opportunity to meet Chloe Howard while speaking at TEDx Santa Barbara, and she really struck a chord with me. It’s not very often you meet someone so young who is so driven to make life better for others. To have a mission and a vision that the world can love and include all of us is one thing- to be brave and vulnerable enough to share personal painful stories with no other purpose than lift other people- is completely another. Keep your eye on Chloe- if anyone can teach the world that we can STAND BEAUTIFUL, she can.”
Shelli Varela, Fire Captain, Author, Speaker
“Howard speaks calmly and unhurriedly of the assault that occurred just months before. It was a triumphant postscript to an emotionally shattering episode in her life, punctuated by an image of two bare feet.”
– Marianne Hamilton, Mercury News.
“I first heard Chloe present at the Santa Barbara Tedx event in August of 2016. Chloe was the first presenter at the event and she set the bar high for the rest of the speakers. Chloe walked onto the stage composed, confident, and barefoot. Her presentation was powerful. At the first opportunity, I asked if she could present at my school. I knew her anti-bullying message, which she tells in a first person narrative style and supplemented by a video and slide show would be well received. Chloe’s mission to StandBeautiful calls all of us to be inclusive and to not tolerate bullying. As a public speaker, she is cool, calm and collected while also powerful and passionate. In fact, following her presentation, many folks told me astonished they were that someone so young could speak so eloquently. I highly recommend Chloe as a presenter and as a young person who is making a difference in this world.”
Trish McHale, Laguna Blanca School
“Chloe’s courage and strength to “Stand Beautiful” resonated deeply with me immediately. I truly believe in the importance of sharing the darkest moments of our lives to shed light for those who may need our help. Chloe’s message to “Stand Beautiful” is truly an inspiration and I am honored to have had the privilege to meet Chloe and help her share her beautiful story.”
– Coach Paula, Orangetheory Fitness Los Gatos.
“Chloe presented herself to our school community as a confident, strong, well-spoken and poised 16-year-old but what stood out to us most was her genuine heart of compassion and care for all who doubt their self-worth. Chloe’s bold testament of faith and her sincere message of forgiveness were humbly shared. A great reminder to all of us through the mouth of one of God’s beautiful creations!”
Jennifer Winnewisser, Bishop Garcia High School
“Chloe gave a superior recollection of her own story with bullying in school. Speaking to an audience comprised of kindergartners through 8th grade, as well as faculty, parents and leadership from surrounding schools, Chloe shared on a level all could understand and relate to. Her crystal clear and powerful account of her own horrific bullying story, coupled with her positive and riveting message of self-love, confidence, and self-acceptance created an experience all in our auditorium will remember forever.
Honestly, it was the defining moment and pivotal part of the success of our awareness week at school.
– Dan Connor, Red Ribbon Week Chair/CASA Rep
St. Mary School, Los Gatos CA.
"Fellow Comrade Chloe, Your Head and Heart are a Perfect Rhyme."
– Your Fan, Bono
"From the start, the Silly Sock 5k Run/Walk's mission was to get the community together to celebrate our children's abilities. From the moment I met Chloe she had a positively powerful powerful presence about herself. When she started with her message of self acceptance it was as if she was a beaming ray of light shining down on the crowd. There stood this 17 year old young woman telling all of us that there is nothing in this life that your child can't overcome, and we have the tools to help our children undserstand that their clubfoot or anything else that makes them different is beautiful. As a mom to a child with clubfoot it's so easy to get wrapped up life's "what if's" but Chloe's message of self love reassured not only myself, but a crowd full of people that the differences God gave us are beautiful, so we should all stand up and be beautiful!"Michelle Agg
"Chloe visited our 4th and 5th graders to speak about her personal experience with bullying and how she turned a hurtful event into a powerful journey that now guides and helps heal others all over the world . She immediately connected with the students. They were captivated by her story and her mission to empower everyone with difficulties in their lives. Her immediate impact was so powerful that the students asked her for autograph at the end of the presentation. What a young charismatic person!"Catherine Monson
“Chloe’s story captivates and challenges us to understand our God-given worth. Her presentation drew our students into her experience and caused them to reflect on their own circumstances. Chloe took the time to interact with our questions and shared from her heart.”Matt Aalseth
“Our Middle School students found Chloe’s talk to be empowering and moving. Having a like-aged, impactful speaker, made the topic much more real for our students and really opened their eyes to the importance of self-acceptance, and what it means when #istandbeautiful”Melissa Fedoronko
When I stood up there on the TEDx stage in front of all those people, I knew that this was what I was meant to do. There are 7 billion people in this world, and I think they should all STAND Beautiful.
– Chloe Howard