"I decided that I was a feminist. This seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Women are choosing not to identify as feminists. Apparently, [women’s expression is] seen as too strong, too aggressive, anti-men, unattractive."
it must say something about me that this little smooch more than any of the high-octane spit-swapping and fuck-a-thon made me clutch my pearls and say “GET THEE TO A NUNNERY, YOU CHEATING CHEATER WHO CHEATS.”
didn’t anyone ever tell you? fear is a superpower. fear can make you faster and cleverer and stronger. And one day you’re going to come back to this barn and on that day you’re going to be very afraid indeed. But that’s okay, because if you’re very wise and very strong, fear doesn’t have to make you cruel or cowardly. fear can make you kind. it doesn’t matter if there’s nothing under the bed, or in the dark. so long as you know it’s okay to be afraid of it. So listen, if you listen to nothing else listen to this. you’re always going to be afraid, even if you learn to hide it. fear is like a companion. a constant companion, always there. but it’s okay. because fear can bring us together. fear can bring you home. f e a r m a k e s c o m p a n i o n s o f u s a l l .
"I think everybody can relate to that experience of needing to feel hidden, or some part of them they have to hide, and I just try to imagine myself in that situation and think ‘If I had to do that for the duration of my life, I would probably be really angry, and I would probably have a lot of rage and frustration!’ Think about how much frustration happens when you’re just driving in a lot of traffic! That’s like just the taste, and then there’s a lifetime of something much more important and kind of integral to who you are as a person. That would build up a lot, I think.” - Noel Fisher