Audience question: Was is hard taking on that role? Or was it kinda easy for you and, like, what difficulties did you run into?
Shay: You know, a lot of people ask me. I- I don’t know what kind of hard you mean but when they ask, like, “is it awkward kissing a girl” is that sort of like… no not at all. I- I knew what I was getting, you know… I- I, when I was reading the break down I knew that Emily was figuring out her sexuality and, you know, discovering who she was, and I was like “boo-ya, let’s do this”. I mean, why not, right? And I love the fact that… thank you so much for your feedback and the feedback that I’ve gotten from so many people and… it’s one thing to entertain people, but to make a difference, like, make them feel that you’re not alone and there is support and that so many people are going through this.
"New Music Live" interview - January 27, 2011