"More than half the questions I am asked are about the politics of the way I look. What it feels like to be not skinny/dark-skinned/a minority/not conventionally pretty/female/etc. It’s not very interesting to me, but I know it’s interesting to people reading an interview. Sometimes I get jealous of white male showrunners when 90 percent of their questions are about characters, story structure, creative inspiration, or, hell, even the business of getting a show on the air. Because as a result the interview of me reads like I’m interested only in talking about my outward appearance and the politics of being a minority and how I fit into Hollywood, blah blah blah. I want to shout, “Those were the only questions they asked!?"
"Life is not somewhere waiting for you, it is happening in you. It is not in the future as a goal to be arrived at, it is herenow, this very moment — in your breathing, circulating in your blood, beating in your heart. Whatsoever you are is your life, and if you start seeking meaning somewhere else, you will miss it. Man has done that for centuries."
Hightide Hotel | Morning Mutes
“I remember when you said from the far side of the bed,
it felt like it set your fingertips on fire every time that we held hands.
You always hid your head beneath a winter’s-worth of blankets
When you admitted to your thoughts
So hesitant, so slow, and short of breath.
As if both born mute we choose to pen our thoughts instead:
A written record of the inside of our heads.
And I am young.
And I’m alive.
And I will not apologize.”
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