"You must not reduce yourself to a puddle just because the person you like is afraid to swim and you are a fierce sea to them; because there will be someone who was born with love of the waves within their blood, and they will look at you with fear and respect."
"In a gender-equal world, Beyoncé could strut her stuff freely because she wouldn’t have to prove her intelligence, even if she was shimmying in a tight-fitting dress. Men have the liberty of shaking their hips without their intelligence being questioned, but women don’t."
"Maybe we’ll all “lighten up” a bit when women are permitted to be successful without having to be literally on display for the male gaze while the real, full humans get to talk about serious, important things."
Girls-don’t let a soul tame you. How dare they? You’re not too much, too emotional, too independent, too anything. Get up, get yourself dressed, and crush it.
Thankful for the folks who have shown me and loved me, for inspiration, and for all the relationships in my life that have for me to this point today."
Whole wheat pasta + Garlic Olive Oil + Sriracha + a little salt.