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"It is possible that political correctness, meant to protect human dignity, can become a rigid system of thought and lose sight of kindness as the compass with which we must orient ourselves in life and in art." Ayşegül Savaş
"It seems OK to say I am eating a restrictive diet... for weight loss, or to detect food intolerances, or for increased energy or better skin, but connecting my diet so explicitly to mental health doesn’t yet seem acceptable." @IfLostStartHere
Cancel culture suggests we can change the world from the outside in, but the misogyny and racism are coming from inside the house: @SorayaRoberts
"...when I look down, reflexively, at the source of my discomfort, I see my flowers and remember the pain I chose instead of the pain I hid. Did my tattoos hurt? Yes, and they still do. Beautifully." @TaliaHibbert
“It was my first civil rights song,” Simone recalled, “and it erupted out of me quicker than I could write it down.”