Words of a Woman

Heather Havrilesky

Heather Havrilesky

You can’t just sleep with men and learn about them that way. You have to observe and get to know men in a safe environment. You have to hang out with them and watch them and resist the...

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Ariel Levy

Ariel Levy

I wanted what we all want: everything. We want a mate who feels like family and a lover who is...

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Dani Shapiro

Dani Shapiro

It would be many years before I began to understand that all of life is practice: writing, driving,...

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Oroma Elewa

Oroma Elewa

I am my own muse, the subject I know best – Oroma Elewa *Editor’s Note: Originally, we...

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Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart

I believe that a girl should not do what she thinks she should do, but should find out through...

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Sheila Heti

Sheila Heti

Perhaps our vision of how life should be is actually no fun at all, and neglects to include the...

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Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris

If you are fortunate enough to have opportunity, it is your duty to make sure other people have...

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Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver

When Death Comes By Mary Oliver When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married...

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Eve Babitz

Eve Babitz

I’ve been in love with people and ideas in several cities and learned that the lovers...

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Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit

Lost really has two disparate meanings. Losing things is about the familiar falling away, getting...

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Octavia E. Butler

Octavia E. Butler

Writing is one of the few professions in which you can psychoanalyze yourself, get rid of...

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Lauren Bush Lauren

Lauren Bush Lauren

I am a big believer that you can have a successful business and give back…it’s just...

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HANNAH GADSBY

HANNAH GADSBY

This is bigger than homosexuality. This is about how we conduct debate in public about sensitive...

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ANAÏS NIN

ANAÏS NIN

Each friend represents a world within us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is...

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Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde

Without community, there is no liberation…but, community must not mean a shedding of our...

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Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres

I really don’t think I need buns of steel. I’d be happy with buns of cinnamon. –...

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Garance Doré

Garance Doré

What I always liked the most about myself, and what I always want to keep, is my laugh—my ability...

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Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler

I have been on a life-long search of how to stay in shape without putting any effort into it...

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