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Speak Up: Why I Refuse to be Labeled as "The Quiet Girl"

For as long as I can remember, I can recall others declaring that I was the girl who never had much to say. As a child, I drove my parents crazy constantly asking questions like, “how does the bus driver close the doors on the bus when he gets out at the end of the day if he opens and closes them from the inside?” “Why is the sky blue?” “What do worms eat?” I was regularly demanding their attention when I made ground breaking discoveries like the day I learned that if I throw an ant into the spider web carefully crafted on my grandparent’s porch, the web’s creator will mummify and eat it. 1,124 more words

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Sir, I just wanted to say thank you...

He couldn’t have stood more than four and a half feet tall. His posture weak. Reticent in nature really. His presence however, was compelling, and could change the mood of a person with a single breath of words spoken. 561 more words

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A writer finding a voice...

I lay on my bed and reflect at 1am on this crisp Saturday evening. Nestled in my side, a stunningly beautiful, soft spoken, pillar of strength that I have the undeniable delectation of calling my girlfriend. 309 more words

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"Something wrong with your voice"

My friend Kara sent me a link this morning that got me thinking. I’m a woman, but I don’t feel Otherly in that respect.

Part of that is the privilege of growing up in a world of feminists, who pushed through discrimination on my behalf. 232 more words

Chris Colfer

I was harassed at school every day, called ‘faggot’. I had things taped to my back.”

Yesterday my daughter met Chris Colfer. She’s 10 years old and has just finished the fourth book in his…

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Angelina Jolie

Different is good. So, don’t fit in. Don’t sit still. Don’t ever try to be less than what you are and when someone tells you that you are different, smile and hold your head up high and be proud.”

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Nancy

I felt like an outsider, as a child of divorce.”

When I met Nancy Marshall nine years ago, the circumstances of the meeting really reinforced my sense of Otherliness.

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