Diamonds are Made Under Pressure

Angela Simmons has faced many adversities and struggles in life as a young woman. Now, she’s sharing her testimony to empower and encourage other women to overcome challenges that they face.

Call to Action

Every year, over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States. Over 70% of girls age 15 to 17 avoid normal daily activities, such as attending school, when they feel bad about their looks. Seventy-Five percent of girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative activities like cutting, bullying, smoking, drinking or disordered eating.

The Making of a Diamond

The struggles of everyday life, the pressures, the challenges all provide obstacles that we must overcome. Having a discussion on learning how to win physically and emotionally through physical exercise, healthy eating and mental awareness to transform from adversity to living your best life.

The Campaign

Just as pressure from the earth creates a diamond that is highly valuable and unique, the various pressures we face in our lives serve as teaching tools to help us become stronger and more resilient. Diversity has the power to unlock unimaginable depths of fortitude, push us past our comfort zone, and propel us into our destiny. Otherwise, we might remain shallow and superficial and have no clue of what we're really capable of becoming and being.

Pressure Makes Diamonds  is an initiative under the The Share For Life Foundation, Inc.  (Share 4 Life) is a tax-exempt [501 (c) 3], non-profit organization founded in 2002 and based in New York City. Formally incorporated as a not-for-profit organization, Share 4 Life partners with community-based organizations (CBOs) and government agencies that serve at-risk youth and their families to help them achieve self-sufficiency, make healthy decisions, and become productive members of society.