Wisdom of a Subway Singer

by Anne Bennett on February 28, 2010


Alice Tan Ridley

Alice Tan Ridley sings in the New York subway. She has become so successful at it that she was able to quit her day job and sing full time for hurried commuters, who are so irresistibly drawn to her powerful, joyful voice that she has become famous in her own right.

You see, Alice is also the mother of Gabourey Sidibe, Best Actress Oscar nominee for ┬áthe film, “Precious”.

When asked during a recent interview about her children, Alice said that she always told them, “You can be whatever you want to be. You can do whatever you want to do. You just have to get up and do it.”

Looks like Alice practices what she preaches, proving that there is, indeed, truth in truisms: Where there is a will, there is a way.

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