After all those years as a woman hearing 'not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,' almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, 'I'm enough.'
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
Ideas are like pizza dough, made to be tossed around.
I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.
Ignorant free speech often works against the speaker. That is one of several reasons why it must be given rein instead of suppressed.