"so why do you like lord of the rings so much?" [opens 80 slide per point presentation] [pulls out index cards] [places graphs on stands in front] [carefully arranges posters] [clears throat] "why, friend, i am so glad you asked"
We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, ‘You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man.’ Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important. Now marriage can be a source of joy and love and mutual support. But why do we teach girls to aspire to marriage and we don’t teach boys the same? We raise girls to see each other as competitors – not for jobs or for accomplishments, which I think can be a good thing, but for the attention of men. We teach girls that they cannot be sexual beings in the way that boys are.
Acting gave me an outlet for my creativity, because I never wanted to be at school, and I was so creative as a child, be it drawing or just wandering around the house pretending to be other people. It also it set me up very well for the position I’m in now, where I’m quite used to how the industry works and rejection and all those things that come with it, which I’m really grateful for. I was never a child star. I did a few really nice jobs as I was growing up, but it was never overwhelming and I was always quite protected. So I just had a lot of fun. ♡
Interviewer: “Do you have an advice for me if I want to go out, with an ex Russian spy, working for S.H.I.E.L.D, and has a name with something with the spider in it..?”
As Daenerys Targaryen rose to her feet, her black hissed, pale smoke venting from its mouth and nostrils. The other two pulled away from her breasts and added their voices to the call, translucent wings unfolding and stirring the air, and for the first time in hundreds of years, the night came alive with the music of dragons.
Everything that happens now is in your hands. I have faith in you, Raven.