I think people are sexy when they have a sense of humor, when they are smart, when they have some sense of style, when they are kind, when they express their own opinions, when they are creative, when they have character.
Writing is always personal in some way but not always in a direct way.
My mother wanted me to understand that as a woman I could do pretty much whatever I wanted to, that I didn't have to use sex or sexuality to define myself.
But I never want to get to the point where I write a safe song or one that represents my sense of a subject in order to appear civilized.
If language were liquid, it would be rushing in. Instead here we are in a silence more eloquent than any word could ever be.
If you have to fight a crowd of boys, it's best to go for the biggest one. That way you won't have to fight them all. The others will see that you mean business and you will win their respect.
I like to write about things that are extreme in some form. I like to write about something I feel I have to write about.
Don't uncork what you can't contain
A lot of my writing is not terribly civilized.
I still consider myself a feminist.
I loved the atmosphere of the dance studios - the wooden floors, the big mirrors, everyone dressed in pink or black tights, the musicians accompanying us - and the feeling of ritual the classes had.
Of course, sometimes when you write personally, you are also writing about society, obliquely reflecting topical issues, but not in a way that people would expect you to or in the way that someone trying to make a point would.
Some girls are taught to be sexy.
There are no rules in fights with girls. Just hurting.
I was always inventing characters and making up stories.
So you eat, you sleep, and then this wonderful child comes out, but you don't feel like you have any control over that process, over her, over her character and who she is.
The thing that is most interesting about people is the way they are when no one is looking at them or the way they are when they are in private.
I had some fears as a kid, but I was also relatively fearless. Maybe that's a result of living half the time in reality and the other half in fantasy.
How weird it was to drive streets I knew so well. What a different perspective.
Don't make a threat and then not do it.
I always thought that if I was popular I must be doing something wrong.
You have to defend your honor. And your family.
When I was pregnant, I felt filled with life, and I felt really happy. I ate well, and I slept well. I felt much more useful than I'd ever felt before.
Mother my friends are no longer my friends
And the games we once played have no meaning
I've gone serious and shy and they can't figure why
So they've left me to my own daydreaming.
To me, a feminist belong in the same category as a humanist or an advocate for human rights. I don't see why someone who's a feminist should be thought of differently.
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