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Viola Davis
junzilla
"It feels awesome. It really does. I love it. I went to Julliard in New York and I always tried to be the 90-pound White girl. Only because we did a lot of classical training and all of the ingénues in Shakespeare were very small women. So I tried to make myself small. Literally. I don’t know how I did that. I was like thinking, “Small. Light.” I would try to have a higher voice, which sounds ridiculous right? But I felt like there’s only one way to be sexy. It’s almost like I felt like I had to disappear. But it feels really good to embrace exactly who I am and be my sexy or be my sexualized. To be my woman, you know? And it’s been the joy of my life. It really has and I think it found me at the right time of my life. When I really am very unapologetic for who I am. That helps other women, too. I think women want to see themselves on TV. I really do. I think we’re in the 21st century, I think we have to woman up. I think a lot of women have womaned up and we want to see ourselves and it feels great."

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junzilla
“Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.”


― Yogi Bhajan

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junzilla
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." - Krishnamurti

Don't forget.
junzilla
You can't live true to yourself as long as you prioritize other people's feelings above your own.


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commitment phobe
junzilla
i want all my options, all the time. i have a need to be perpetually free and untethered.

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junzilla
“And if your daughter came to you, crying with hunger, would you tell her no? Would you tell her she is too fat, she wants too much, she must shrink into society? No.
Then why would you tell yourself the exact same thing? You are somebody’s daughter.”

—Michelle K., You Are Somebody’s Daughter.

everything is changing so quickly
junzilla
so quickly. i'm trying to keep up.

someone else's awesome doesn't negate your awesome.
junzilla
your awesome is your awesome and no one else has your awesome except for you. awesomeness is not a zero sum game!

freelancing
junzilla
in an e-mail response from my client, one of the top international relations grad schools in the U.S., i was asked to make my work 'more professional' and 'less creative'... what does that even mean?

over a skype call a few hours later i found out that it means safe, corporate, static. the hand-drawn elements i'd created, the screenprint effect i'd made for a conference on informal economies, income inequality, and financial inclusion were too 'edgy' and 'out there.' i needed to scrap everything and try making things look more like the materials they were going to send my way.

needless to say, i'm bummed. this topic is near and dear to my heart, and i was confident that i'd be able to brand this conference in a way that would reflect the complexities and nuances of these issues. kinda feels as though my wings have been clipped, but i acknowledge that this is the nature of most freelance graphic design work.

i can't wait to be somewhere that lets me be the fullest version of myself (i think). 1 more week to find out.

designer self talk
junzilla
Hey you. How do you expect to create anything new, boundary-pushing, and/or original if what you primarily derive inspiration from is interesting stuff that's already been made? Yeah yeah yeah great artists steal, but you have to look elsewhere; you have to look EVERYWHERE. Keep experimenting; try recreating feelings, expressions, experiences, thoughts, senses in your work, whether they're beautiful or not. Break convention -- you're being inspired by the work of people who already have.

Remember those gorgeous abstract paintings you discovered that you couldn't even believe were things that YOU had made? That was because you saw something interesting and tried to paint it in a way that no one had done before. You know the rules now; you've been doing this too long to play it safe. Forget the lines between design and art -- it's time to break things.

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