Sunday, March 15, 2015

Quote of the Day

My femininity was heavily policed because it was seen as inferior to masculinity.  My father, though he didn't have the words, couldn't understand why I would choose to be feminine when masculinity was privileged.  What I had to negotiate at a young age was embracing who I was while rejecting whom others thought I should be ... Like my father, I grew confident in my choice to be true to myself, despite what anyone thought, despite the fear of what was to come.  I knew that if I chose to make myself happy, to live in the pursuit of me and my dreams, that I would be free.

-- Janet Mock, Redefining Realness, p. 73

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