“Do you know what they say? The world is like a cucumber. Today it‘s in your hand, tomorrow it‘s up in your ass.”
This is what most girls are taught — that we should be slender and small. We should not take up space. We should be seen and not heard, and if we are seen, we should be pleasing to men, acceptable to society. And most women know this, that we are supposed to disappear, but it‘s something that needs to be said, loudly, over and over again, so that we can resist surrendering to what is expected of us.” (p. 13)
I know that wholeness is not everything and that if you will give an eye for a prize you‘ll be a sure winner.
Dallas Wiebe from the short story “Night Flight to Stockholm.”