"I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul."
"   There are 7 billion people on this planet who I have not met,
and 195 countries I have not visited.
Yet I am stuck in this insignificant town,
Being pressured into making decisions about my future,
When I barely even know who I am.   "
"   You’re allowed to scream, you’re allowed to cry, but do not give up.   "
"   And you tried to change, didn’t you? Closed your mouth more. Tried to be softer, prettier, less volatile, less awake… You can’t make homes out of human beings. Someone should have already told you that. And if he wants to leave, then let him leave. You are terrifying, and strange, and beautiful. Something not everyone knows how to love.   "
Warsan Shire, For Women Who Are Difficult To Love