You cannot break a woman whose self-love is centered on possibility, on hope, on the potential she has to become something even more wild and wonderful than she already is.
To be ‘like a girl’ is to be confident, resilient, brilliant and strong.
I’ve always been seen as difficult — even from the beginning. And I’m sick of being expected by society to bow my head and be quiet.
You can’t silence a woman who isn’t afraid of her voice.
I won’t let you convince me that this abuse is what I deserve.
There were things I learnt which must now be slowly unlearnt. I could no longer allow a crisis of identity and belonging to be escalated into a crisis of self-worth. I could no longer allow a conversation about everything that I am to be overtaken by everything that I am not.
You have a right. To tell your story. To be heard. To be bold and fearless and unafraid.
Caring too much and being too nice and getting too invested does not make me weak.
Cancer: You have walked away from friendships and relationships you once swore you could never live without. You proved to yourself that you can survive on your own.
I hate how upset I get when someone raises their voice at me, when someone takes too long to answer a text, when someone gives me the smallest hint that they are annoyed with me.