"I feel incredibly awkward as a human being and incredibly teenaged still"
I like to say I was thankful to my school bully, because without him, I wouldn’t be in this position now. I thought that was a weakness, but I realise now those sensitivities can be a real strength. Today I celebrate my sensitivities. Defining experience you never forget. I have not forgotten who bullied me, but I’m not going to name and shame them. I know now that it goes on everywhere, and I also have more understanding of what makes a bully. They’ve been bullied before.
“Someone once told me that it’s none of my business what anyone else thinks of me. That was an epiphany. The thing about this industry that ungrounds people so often is fear. It’s the fear of not being accepted, not being enough, being compared, not being this or that…It’s just clutter! It just doesn’t need to be there.”
What else? She is so beautiful. You don’t get tired of looking at her. You never worry if she is smarter than you: You know she is. She is funny without ever being mean. I love her. I am so lucky to love her, Van Houten. You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. I hope she likes hers.