I think about killing myself a lot. Lately it seems to consume my mind. But I want to live, I want to experience so much. So maybe I don't wanna die. I just wanna disappear, and go away from everyone and everything. I just wanna vanish.
People thought/think that if you’re a female that you can’t play a certain instrument or a certain kind of music. It’s crazy. The other boys in that class were the same age as I was and no one was having a meeting about whether or not it was ‘appropriate’ for them to learn to play the drums. Why was it inappropriate, because I was a girl? What is so different about a girl’s hands, holding sticks and hitting drums to a beat, from any other kid? It’s idiotic.
Sandy West, Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways