February 28, 2024

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Florida's quote of the day

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"I woke up in 2022 and said to myself, ‘I’m going to make it this year and nothing is going to stop me.’"

-- Ali Scher

Growing up in Tampa, Ali Scher wanted to be one of the popular kids. She was not.

“I was a little bit different and weird,” said Scher, a 2003 graduate of Plant High School. “I was made fun of.”

As an adult, Scher realized she didn’t need to be popular.

“You don’t need a ton of friends,” she said. “You just need somebody. That’s one of those lessons that’s really hard to understand as a kid but as you get older it sinks in.”

Now a writer and director living in Los Angeles, Scher hopes her new movie helps get that message to children.

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