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337 pages, Paperback
First published March 8, 2018
"I obsess over who might be looking at these pictures of me – bare, exposed, eighteen – and judging me for them. Judging my body; my choices; my life. I know this will blow over eventually. But until then, it’s going to be hell."
"It could be worse, I suppose. It could always be worse. I’m not quite sure how exactly, but Betty often sas I am so optimistic it borders on the sociopathic, and now is as good a time as any to look on the bright side. I’ve been through the death of both parents on the same day. I won’t let the words of a pathetic bully leave a scar."
"Slut-shaming is not really about women’s sexuality. It is grounded in the belief that men have the right to assert themselves, and women do not."
Sending nudes as an eighteen-year-old isn’t a crime. Revenge porn should be.
What do I want to be now? Bold. Fierce. Honest. A fighter. A revolutionary. A bitch. Because the way the world treats teenage girls—as sluts, as objects, as bitches—is not okay.
Why is his life worth more than mine, just because he’s rich and male?
“I know this will blow over eventually. But until then, it’s going to be hell.”
“Standing on the front steps and trying to catch my breath, I want to claw my skin off. Despite all of the things that make me me – my personality, my heart, my sense of humor – I’ve been reduced to a grainy filter and a pair of tits. To a mere sex object.
I wonder whether I’ll ever stop feeling so dirty.”