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Screw writing “strong” women.  Write interesting women.  Write well-rounded women.  Write complicated women.  Write a woman who kicks ass, write a woman who cowers in a corner.  Write a woman who’s desperate for a husband.  Write a woman who doesn’t need a man.  Write women who cry, women who rant, women who are shy, women who don’t take no shit, women who need validation and women who don’t care what anybody thinks.  THEY ARE ALL OKAY, and all those things could exist in THE SAME WOMAN.  Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people.  So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong.  Write characters who are people.

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H u m a n i t y   isn’t a species. It’s a state of m i n d . It can’t be defeated. It moves m o u n t a i n s, it saves souls. We were b l e s s e d as much as we were cursed. In this little enclave of the lost, I witnessed the very best of b e i n g   h u m a n.

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being human | twenty-five scenes

"my name is annie clare sawyer, and two years ago, i died. but in so many ways that’s when my life began. in the company of horrors, i learned about friendship and loyalty, sacrifice and courage. humanity isn’t a species. it’s a state of mind. it can’t be defeated. it moves mountains, it saves souls. we were blessed as much as we were cursed. in this little enclave of the lost, i witnessed the very best of being human. we were safe here. while outside, the monsters prowled." 

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"They are all okay, and all those things could exist in the same woman. Women shouldn’t be valued because we are strong, or kick-ass, but because we are people. So don’t focus on writing characters who are strong. Write characters who are people.”

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