I never thought to myself growing up, be a lawyer. An astronaut. The President. A scientist. A doctor. An architect.
I didn’t even think, be a writer.
Aspiration gets stuck in some people. It’s difficult to think yes. Or up. When all you feel is fight or run.
If I could go back, I’d coach myself. I’d be the woman who taught me how to stand up, how to want things, how to ask for them. I’d be the woman who says, your mind, your imagination, they are everything. Look how beautiful. You deserve to sit at the table. The radiance falls on all of us.” —
—Lidia Yuknavitch, The Chronology of Water (via velvetandbone)
easily one of my most favorite things i have read from a transformative book (for me).
Part 1: Gentrification, Trauma, & Sex” from 12th Street
This entire interview (linked) is such a powerful and informative read. And the book is highly suggested.
you are drawing many lines and i am reading closely, between.