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Jenny  Lawson
“What I got back in return for being honest about my struggle was an enormous wave of voices saying, “You aren’t alone,” and “We suspected you were crazy anyway. We’re still here.” “I’m proud of you.” And louder than all of that were the whispers that became stronger every day from thousands and thousands of people creeping to the edge and quietly admitting, “Me too. I thought it was just me.” And the whispers became a roar. And the roar became an anthem that carried me through some of my darkest moments. I did not ride that wave alone.”
Jenny Lawson, Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

Andrew Solomon
“An integrated educational system benefits many people with horizontal identities; it likewise helps those who share a classroom with them. Similarly, building a compassionate society benefits not only those who are newly tolerated, but also those who are newly tolerating. Incorporating exceptional people into the social fabric is expensive and time-consuming. The emotional and logistical calisthenics can be draining. Yet if parents often end up grateful for their problematical children, then so, in the end, can we all be grateful for the courage such people may embody, the generosity they may teach us, even the ways they complicate the world. In”
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Sunil Yapa
“But then in March '92, the Rodney King verdict came down... And the city had lost its collective mind and was trying to burn itself to the ground.

Ju had caught one woman climbing out of the shattered glass of a pharmacy, not like she was the only one, just the one Ju had caught... The woman stood there holding her loot, face devoid of expression. In her hands she held two packages of Pampers, a can of roach spray, and a Pepsi.

'They be climbing over the baby when he asleep,' the woman said by way of explanation. 'The cockroaches, I mean.'

Ju took the Pampers and the roach killer. Then she cuffed the lady and out her in the van with the others.
Because that was the job.”
Sunil Yapa

Anne Lamott
“You can change the world with a hot bath, if you sink into it from a place of knowing that you are worth profound care, even when you’re dirty and rattled.”
Anne Lamott, Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace

Jesmyn Ward
“He loved music, and he told his brother: So it is true what they say—he is my brother and he’s not heavy. Baldwin”
Jesmyn Ward, The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race

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