“You who, however gracefully, made it. Sometimes it’s ugly, and sometimes you move across the water or rock and have never felt lighter.
You who smiles as someone tries to understand why you have to be barefoot at least some portion of the year, or come in with rosy cheeks and wild hair and dirt clinging in clumps to, well, anywhere it can get. And you who don’t really need them to understand anyways.
You who have found your remedy—you lucky girl. It takes some years to know about the cure-all of dried sweat and moon-stains.”
"Above all, we should understand that our creating inspires others. My own vulnerability has been propped up so many times in part by the choices of the confident makers around me—those women who are drawing, photographing, singing, writing, and whatever else, without apology. And that same vulnerability has become an asset that helps guide me through the toughest parts of a project."