Your inner critics are less scary when you get to know them.
Express what you feel.
I don’t really know who I am yet, and that’s fine.
You are the trusted authority on you.
Time is relentless.
You don’t have to have sex to be sexual.
Steps for becoming the next Didion, or Hurston, or Woolf, or you.
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