I am happy to be going for Thanksgiving, but at the same time, I am absolutely dreading it. I don’t want to talk about my mom. I don’t want to think about the fact that she’s not here. I’m so tempted to just stay in my bed for the next two days. If I hadn’t already promised my little cousins I’d be there, I think I’d just say forget it. The closer it gets to a year the harder it gets for me. I don’t know why. I just want to walk away from everything I knew before so I can pretend like none of it ever existed at all.
So, why do you write these strong women characters?
Because equality is not a concept. It’s not something we should be striving for. It’s a necessity. Equality is like gravity, we need it to stand on this earth as men and women, and the misogyny that is in every culture is not a true part of the human condition. It is life out of balance and that imbalance is sucking something out of the soul of every man and women who’s confronted with it. We need equality, kinda now.
So, why do you write these strong female characters?
All the sights and sounds This little world’s too crowded now And there’s only one way out An elevator ride Through the tunnel towards the light And I’m nowhere bound Keep going up and down Up and down