When people say this to me:

“You are so loud.”

“Stop being so intense.”

“You are, um, aggressive.”

“You should get your nails painted.”

“Are you going to change?”

“Hey, smile!”

“So, why are you single?”

“You’d be much cuter if you were smaller”

“Don’t write, its dumb”

I say this:

I will be intense; I am an Italian American.

I will be aggressive; I know what I want.

I will be loud; I know what I deserve.

Thank you to all those courageous people out there constantly inspiring me to persist. Especially my Grandmother for never stopping, my parents for always pushing me, Elizabeth Warren for speaking up and Courtney Privett for her drawing below.



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