It's Our World, Let's Make It Shine:
Women around the world play many parts in life. Many know us from our roles in the TV series Sister, Sister. But our most important scenes have been the ones we've played off camera, as mothers, wives and community advocates. These are the parts that have defined and shaped us into the people we are today.
As part of the celebrity community, we live under a spotlight and are present everywhere, from tabloid magazines to blogs. We're always-on and readily accessible on social media feeds. Making the transition from child to teenager to adult is hard for everyone, and doing it when the world recognizes your face, follows your every move and evaluates your choices adds another layer of challenges. While this opens us up to criticism, it's something we have come to understand is part of the profession that we've chosen.
In the past, one of the most frequent questions that we've been asked is how we've kept on a good path, and we always acknowledge the importance of having a strong support. Our keys to success have been relying on people to keep us grounded, an early mission to be positive role models for our fans and a desire to remember our roots and stay connected to our community.
Being raised by a strong mother and hard-working father also helped. Whether you're a working child actor or not, you're never too famous to clean up your room and get your homework done. If ever we got too wrapped up in ourselves, Mom and Dad brought us back into focus. This helped us see our careers as jobs, and not our identities. Celebrity and notoriety comes with it, but it does not make us who we are.
This year, like most people, we made some resolutions, and we broke some resolutions. But we're still on track with one: to use 2014 to re-evaluate what really matters. Like the 70 percent of the Americans who plan to give back this year, we're using our time to play a part in activities that make a difference in everyday life, and support projects that directly help our communities.
Whether your child is an athlete with Olympic dreams or tours the world on the biggest stadium stages, there is a time to shut it all off and ground back in what is important. For us, that means giving back to others.
Let's shine the spotlight on the positive.
Tia Mowry-Hardrict and her twin sister Tamera Mowry-Housley are leading a program called Let's Bubble, which encourages people across the country to submit locations in their communities in need of sprucing up, and nominate them for a clean powered by the Scrubbing Bubbles team.