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Justin Baldoni Embraces His Imperfections

May 16, 2023

“Embrace your imperfections, embrace your shadow, embrace your darkness, and know that the journey in life is overcoming those things, embracing those things, and then stepping into the light.”
Justin Baldoni

In honor of May Mental Health Awareness Month, Justin Baldoni talks about his struggles with anxiety and how he discovered it was linked to perfectionism. He shares a piece of advice from his therapist that helped him understand that as humans, we are a combination of light and dark, and we don’t have to be perfect all the time to be lovable. He encourages viewers to embrace their imperfections, because it makes them relatable and human. Justin hopes that his message can help others who may be going through similar struggles, reminding us all that we are enough.

About the You Got This Campaign

Battling mental health issues can sometimes feel isolating and overwhelming. The You Got This campaign strives to assure you that you’re never alone. Celebrities and influencers share their stories and provide tips on how they got through the hardships of both their past and present, reinforcing the empowering message that while things may be hard now, #YouGotThis.

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About Justin Baldoni

Justin Baldoni is an actor, director, producer, speaker, and entrepreneur who is focused creating impactful media and entertainment.

After creating and directing the award-winning documentary series, My Last Days, Baldoni made his feature film directorial debut this year with FIVE FEET APART. He also produced the film which went on to crush box office predictions and has grossed over $80 million worldwide. Baldoni will next direct CLOUDS for Warner Bros.

On the acting front, Baldoni is best known for playing “Rafael” on The CW’s award-winning phenomenon, Jane the Virgin. The fifth and final season is currently airing.

As an entrepreneur, Baldoni co-founded Wayfarer Entertainment-a cause-driven media studio focused on creating content that highlights inspiration, unity, and the power of human connection. Through this platform, he created the dinner conversation series, Man Enough, which dives into traditional masculinity while focusing on topics like body image, relationships, and fatherhood. He has spoken about his own journey with masculinity in a viral TED talk as well as across college campuses in America.

Baldoni founded and is a chairman of The Wayfarer Foundation, a non-profit organization that puts on one of Los Angeles’ largest volunteer events-The Carnival of Love-which provides connection, services, and resources to people who are experiencing homelessness in LA’s Skid Row community and will expand nationally in 2020.

Baldoni currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

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