"I don’t know why femininity should be associated with weakness. Women should be free to express who they are without thinking, ‘I need to act like a man, or I need to tone it down to be successful.’ That’s a very good way to keep women down." - Zooey Deschanel

I actually was about 21 when I got my first place, but apparently, I was independent but not fearless, because I believe it was haunted.

Zooey Deschanel - Marie Claire - September 2013

“I’m just being myself. There is not an ounce of me that believes any of that crap that they say. We can’t be feminine and be feminists and be successful? I want to be a fucking feminist and wear a fucking Peter Pan collar. So fucking what?”

New Girl, Best of Jess: Season 2 Episode 24 ‘Winston’s Birthday’.

“Being tender and open is beautiful. As a woman, I feel continually shhh’ed. Too sensitive. Too mushy. Too wishy washy. Blah blah. Don’t let someone steal your tenderness. Don’t allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it’s a song, a stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence,a footstep, feel it all – look around you. All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love”

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