quote from Shel
lifted quote from Shel:
“If you are a woman, if you a person of color, if you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, if you are a person of size, if you are a person of intelligence, if you are a person of integrity, then you are considered a minority in this world. And it’s going to be really hard to find messages of self-love and support anywhere, especially women’s and gay men’s culture. It’s all about how you have to look a certain way, or else you’re worthless. You know, when you look in the mirror, and you think ‘I’m so ugly, I’m so fat, I’m so old’ . Don’t you know…that’s not your authentic self but that is billions upon billions of dollars of advertising, magazines, movies, billboards, all geared to make you feel shitty about yourself so that you will take your hard earned money and spend it at the mall on some turn around cream that doesn’t turn around shit…. For us, to have self esteem, it is truly an act of revolution, and that revolution is long overdue.” — Margaret Cho, The Notorious C.H.O.