~ I was appointed six months ago, and the more I have spoken about feminism, the more I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop.
~ I feel like young girls are told they have to be a princess, and be delicate and fragile, and that’s bulls**t. I identify much more with the idea of being a warrior, being a fighter. If I was going to be a princess, I’d be a warrior princess, definitely. I think women are scared of feeling powerful and strong and brave sometimes. I think you’ve got to embrace it.
~ I’m going to do what I want to do. I’m going to be who I really am. I’m going to figure out what that is.
~ The saddest thing a girl can do is dumb herself down for a guy.
~ It is time that we all see gender as a spectrum instead of two sets of opposing ideals.
~ Now at 25 for the first time in my life I feel like I have a sense of self that I’m comfortable with. I actually do have things that I want to say and I want to be my most authentic self. I don’t want there to be a big separation between the public and the private person. It’s definitely the harder road to tread, but without a doubt, ultimately the most rewarding.
~ I don’t want other people to decide who I am. I want to decide that for myself.
~ As a child, I loved being onstage. I loved singing, I loved the lights, I loved the adrenaline. I even loved learning lines. I was completely obsessive.
~ I don’t have perfect teeth. I’m not stick thin. I want to be the person who feels great in her body and can say that she loves it and doesn’t want to change anything.
~ Even worse than seeing women’s privacy violated on social media is reading the accompanying comments that show such a lack of empathy.
~ I like men with quick wit, good conversation and a great sense of humour. I love banter. I want a man to like me for me – I want him to be authentic.
~ You only learn from experience, so as much as someone can tell you things, you have to go out there and make your own mistakes in order to learn.