Quote of the Day

"Forget about likability. I think that what our society teaches young girls—and I think that it's something that's quite difficult for even older women, self-confessed feminists, to shrug off—is this idea that likeability is an essential part of the space you occupy in the world. That you're supposed to twist yourself into shapes to make yourself likeable. That you're supposed to kind of hold back sometimes, pull back. Don't quite say, don't be too pushy...because you have to be likeable. And I say that is bullshit."—Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, last week during her speech at the 2015 Girls Write Now Awards in New York City, where she was the groundbreaker honouree.

I love every single thing about this quote and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is amazing amazing amazing the end.

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