Arundhati Roy. I have no words for how in awe of her I am. “Our strategy should be not only to confront empire, but to lay siege to it. To deprive it of oxygen. To shame it. To mock it. With our art, our music, our literature, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness — and our ability to tell our own stories. Stories that are different from the ones we’re being brainwashed to believe...."
“I was never a victim of the times I lived in. In fact, I was a success because of the times I lived in. My style of personality became the style. I was sort of the New Woman at a very early point. I was fortunate to be born with the characteristics that were in the public vogue. I think that if you’re lucky enough to belong to an era that you live in, in a very strong way, as I did, then you’re lucky. So I’m lucky.” -Katharine Hepburn (photo by Florence Vandamm, 1939)