To me, the generality of labels unfairly rule out the gloriously complex nature of a person or relationship or feeling or event. As much as one can predominantly lean toward being a "Something," so much of human behavior is unpredictable. One time, a friend had made a huge mistake and was grappling with a lot of guilt and self-loathing.
T hink about this for a moment: Why would you ever choose to be with someone who is not excited to be with you? This grey area causes real, tangible issues. What does that mean?
And she was!! What drew you to write about young women? PB: This collection was one I wrote on and off over the years while writing other books, but I kept going back to it, adding new stuff, re-arranging the order or shape of it.
L ook, I know you think the fact you feel upset or angry or anxious is important. That it matters. Hell, you probably think that because you feel like your face just got shat on makes you important.
As a woman who has dealt with plenty of unwelcome judgment in her life, I have always been a little uneasy about the idea of beauty pageants. But ever since I became a mother to my own little girl, that discomfort has deepened into something far more urgent. When I look at my daughter, I think about everything that….
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Picture this: there is a woman who you know. Crazily enough, you do not want to have sex with her. Are you still able to have respect for her?
And strawberries! And vegan protein powder! Okay, I made that last one up. Traveling for work, I steel myself for the company-sponsored wine tasting.
Has she learned from them and become a wiser person as a result? Hahaha oh gosh no. Until my early 20s, I was abusive toward young women.