After 3 years of graduate school, over $100,000 of student loans, and lots of time and effort — I left. It has been the hardest decision I have ever made and yet it has also been the most rewarding. Quitting changed my life.
Hardly anyone suspected that I was gay — in fact, my grandmother, of all people, was the only one who called it.
Be your own inciting incident, be that girl Disney never writes about, that society never expects. Be the girl who provokes her own legends.
Know that you’re an inimitable person, unable to be defined by age or race or gender, but be proud of your gender, just the same.
You make your women strong and able. We’re tough old bats, full of aged wisdom and purpose.
The people of my generation are SO brave!
I told her that she could be brave if she wanted. And all she said was, “No, I can’t. Girls aren’t as brave as boys because boys go out in the wild and girls stay home.”
I waited for the elevator to make its way to the ground floor of the parking garage.
Don’t waver in your endeavor; change is fresh for all.
But the brave aren’t strong because they don’t feel pain. They’re strong because they have.