On the first day, God created the navy blue blazer with brass buttons and khakis. And I looked and saw that it was not good. On the second day, He made the ill-fitting all-black suit. And I looked and saw that it was kinda bland. On the third day he created the boxy grey suit -- and things were starting to get bleak. On the fourth day, I cried. The hunt for my bar mitzvah suit was failing miserably.
Mar 21, 2014
Everyone wants a slim figure. Everyone gets breasts done. Everyone fixes up their face if it's not ideal, you know? Everyone strives for the golden mean. It's global now.
Apr 01, 2014
I don't think that it's healthy for young girls to be looking at these beauty magazines and watching TV and these shows and thinking [that's the standard]...you look at French film, Spanish film - they're a little more open to quirks and human nature - that we're not all symmetrical, not all the same shape...we need more of that.
Jul 26, 2014
If I see a black kid in a hoodie and it’s late at night, I’m walking to the other side of the street. And if on that side of the street, there’s a guy that has tattoos all over his face - white guy, bald head, tattoos everywhere - I’m walking back to the other side of the street…While we all have our prejudices and bigotries, we have to learn that it’s an issue that we have to control…
May 21, 2014
In my 20s, I used to cry about why I wasn't thinner or prettier - but I want to add that I also used to cry about things like: 'I wish my hair would grow faster. I wish I had different shoes’…I was an idiot...It's a decade of tears.
Jun 25, 2014