I’m gathering up all the wisdom I can find and a few shiny things that could come in handy just in case.
Mostly, I don’t want you to think you are alone.
We are taught to recognize love by the pain it brings.
Love isn’t meant to hurt.
I will grieve every man I ever loved,
To be a woman means rejecting compulsory eternal girlhood.
When beauty is defined as small, wide-eyed, red-lipped, high-voiced, and passive, that is compulsory girlhood.
To be a woman — full-grown and embodied — is powerful, transgressive and subversive.
If you want to change the world …
Be willing to risk Not Being Beautiful in exchange for becoming Whole.