Bad girls have good stories, after all.
And yet, New York, I love you. And I don’t mean that in the colloquial way, but in that ridiculous all-consuming inconvenient can’t live without you kind of way.
“It is not the number of positive experiences that dictate our enjoyment of life. It is the intensity with which we pay attention to them that matters.”
Whether you are marching or not (you should!), it’s a great time to revisit the works of classic feminist writers who spoke out and resisted the sexism of their eras.
“My friends have made the story of my life. In a thousand ways they have turned my limitations into beautiful privileges.”
George Orwell’s last written words were, “At fifty, everyone has the face he deserves.” He died at age 46.
I was telling a story to four colleagues about how at a park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, that morning, a man had said to me immediately upon seeing me, “Hey, where are you from, Japan?” I told my coworkers that I couldn’t believe that people were still asking, “Where are you from?” to ask about ethnicity.
“Who runs the world? Girls.”
“My God, what’s happened?” — Princess Diana
“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.” — Roseanne Barr