American Idol made a big mistake in not going after her when they lost Simon.
I don’t think people love me. They love versions of me I have spun for them, versions of me they have construed in their minds. The easy versions of me, the easy parts of me to love.
Christina Rossetti, “A Better Resurrection”
We gotta start teaching our daughters to be somebodies instead of somebody’s.
George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.
She does not know her beauty. She thinks her brown body has no glory. If she could dance, naked, under palm trees, and see her image in the river, she would know. But there are no palm trees on the streets and the dishwasher gives back no image.
I am healing. I am growing. One day, I will be good at this.
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