Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Being a strong woman isn’t remarkable, it’s normal

“Please do not twist yourself into shapes to please. Don’t do it. If someone likes that version of you, that version of you that is false and holds back, then they actually just like that twisted shape, and not you. And the world is such a gloriously multifaceted, diverse place that there are people in… More Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Being a strong woman isn’t remarkable, it’s normal

“Stop interrupting me.”

10 Words Every Girl Should Learn By Soraya Chemaly / alternet.org “Stop interrupting me.”  “I just said that.” “No explanation needed.” [..] “Parents interrupt girls twice as often and hold them to stricter politeness norms. Teachers engage boys, who correctly see disruptive speech as a marker of dominant masculinity, more often and more dynamically than girls.”… More “Stop interrupting me.”