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Book Quote #7: “Straight people really should have to come out”

“It is definitely annoying that straight (and white, for that matter) is the default, and that the only people who have to think about their identity are the ones who don't fit that mold. Straight people really should have to come out, and the more awkward it is, the better. Awkwardness should be a requirement.”… Continue reading Book Quote #7: “Straight people really should have to come out”

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Book Quote #6: “I wonder if that’s how darkness wins”

“I wonder if that's how darkness wins, by convincing us to trap it inside ourselves, instead of emptying it out. I don't want it to win.” -- My Heart and Other Black Holes, Jasmine Warga Somedays I feel that it helps to talk positively, and that the act of saying happy words will make us happier,… Continue reading Book Quote #6: “I wonder if that’s how darkness wins”

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Thoughtful Thursday Quote #5: “Growing up”

“Maybe growing up means disappointing the people we love.” ― Everything, Everything, Nicola Yoon This is a quote that stuck with me as I read Everything, Everything. In the book, Maddy makes a difficult choice: She decides to listen to her heart and do what she truly wants, even if it means disappointing her mother.… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday Quote #5: “Growing up”