1 – “If men don’t have to be aggressive to be accepted, women won’t feel compelled to be submissive. If men don’t have to control, women won’t have to be controlled. Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong. It is time that we all perceive gender on a spectrum, instead of two sets of opposing ideals.”
2 – “I am willing to be seen. I am willing to speak up. I am willing to keep going. I am willing to listen to what others have to say. I am willing to go forward even when I feel alone. I am willing to go to bed each night at peace with myself. I am willing to be my biggest, best-est, most powerful self.”
3 – “We are all linked… We all belong to a long history of people who have made sacrifices—some groups much more than others… I ask you to recommit yourselves to be a part of gender equality. I genuinely feel that we are closer to a gender-equal world.
4 – “Women often don’t have roles that are complex, and nuanced, and fully fleshed out. Often they’re there to serve the male protagonist’s story. They’re there to serve a story that’s not their own. And I think in Little Women, what is so beautiful is that the girls aren’t there to serve anyone else’s stories other than their own and each other. And that is special and unique within the canon of [English] literature history.
5 – “More than ever, I need to be around other artists that are being activists in their own spaces. I need to be connected to… people who are sharing the like ‘I didn’t sleep last night either… Creating space and bringing people together… has been such a bomb for me, it has helped me in the last six months so much.