pitch perfect - bellas

Beca admits to Stacie...

Beca: So I…kinda like Chloe.

Stacie: Finally admitting it now are we?

Beca: Yeah…she makes me feel alive again. Like, I notice how bright the stars are at night, and the smell of freshly cut grass, and how every song lyric relates to her. That kind of alive.

Stacie: So why don’t you tell her then, dummy?

Beca: I don’t know if I’m ready Stace. I mean, what if she doesn’t feel the same way?

Stacie: I don’t think anyone is ever ready Beca, but when someone makes you feel alive again its kinda worth the risk to tell them, right?

Many strong girls have similar stories. They were socially isolated and lonely in adolescence. Smart girls are often the girls most rejected by peers, their strength is a threat and they’re punished for being different. Girls who are unattractive or who don’t worry about their appearance are scorned. This isolation is often a blessing because it allows girls to develop a strong sense of self.