I think you just kind of always knew that there was something more. I don’t think that that ever really changed. I just think that you just kind of acknowledge it or you don’t, you know? And it changes when you acknowledge it.
The term “girl power” gets thrown around like confetti these days. I’ve dabbled in some girl power writing myself. Usually it means the girl gets to save the guy at the end and carry a gun in a really cute purse. Girl power in my mind is the power to let girls be exactly what they are. Let them be angry. Let them be resentful. And rebellious. Let them be hard and soft and loving and sad and silly. Let them be wrong. Let them be right. Let them be everything. Because, they are everything.
— “Violet by Amy Sherman-Palladino”, from the musical recording’s booklet. (via poisononsunday)
Girls face so many challenges and people are constantly telling them they can’t do things, they can’t be funny, they can’t run the companies. My advice is just not to focus on anyone telling you that you can’t do anything or the politics of your situation. Just think about your art, or that thing you want to do.
He’s a bright guy, and he has an understanding of language and wit. He also has compassion for people. He’s been there and he understands what it’s like to get treated badly, and I think he sees that in people, whether he takes responsibility for that or not.