'When you carry yourself with joy and purpose no misguided man can ever make a wouded elegy of your flesh'

'I'm not ready to abort my embryonic dreams'

'When our media and our art doesn't reflect all of us in a fair and human way – we start to feel invisible, we start to feel dispensible, we start to feel soulless. We retreat into merely functioning. We adhere to the system. We turn away from what makes us human and we become the robots.'