Why should I retract my claws for you?
What do I earn from playing nice?
I’ll choke on the cries I leave in my throat.
I am not sorry.
If I am angry, I will be angry.
I will be blinding light
I will be rage and shaky hands
I will be venom and teary eyes
I will not laugh at your jokes
I will not tuck my fangs away to smile for you.
I will look you dead in the eye
I will spit out teeth that are not mine.
One of my biggest dreams is to see Hedwig and the Angry Inch live someday. I have to. I just love the movie too much. Hedwig is amazing.
If you love the movie, then you’d love this off-broadway version recording with the original cast (x)
I hope that what people are seeing are people that know who they are and are committed to those boundaries and aren’t afraid of what other people think in order to do what’s right for you. And something I said a year ago here, actually, is ‘be brave enough to be yourself and be good to each other.’ And sometimes being brave enough to be yourself means that someone’s going to misunderstand you or they may not make you feel great in the moment. But you just have to know for yourself that you can lay your head on your pillow at night and feel good about that.
Jennifer Morrison at Nerd HQ Badass Women Panel, SDCC
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