I don’t belong in the background. I don’t want to live in the background. But I do. I don’t belong where I live. I realize that now. Maybe if I belonged in the background, I wouldn’t be like them. They belong in the background. But I don’t. I am not like them. But I don’t have to be like them. I don’t have to belong in their lives. Not in the spaces, the margins. Not in the background. I just have to be me. You might think you know me. You might think you know me as a woman. As an Asian. But you don’t. You don’t know me. Yes, I am a woman. Yes, I am an Asian. But I am not only those things. You don’t know me for who I am. I am not just a woman. I am not just an Asian. You don’t know who I am. I am me. I am not a hero. I am not a savior. But I don’t belong in the background. And I am just getting started.
words taken from Kelly Marie Tran’s article “I won't be Marginalized by Online Harassment.”
the electronics of your heart can’t stop or they won’t ever start see how fast they fall apart they'll always be the finest art make sure no one has a head start don't you dare call me a sweetheart everything's state of the art i'll never manage to restart what always seems to outsmart but your electronics, they're so **** they don't ever need to act more smart.
"the electronics of your heart, see how fast they fall apart." - lorde // biting down 8/20/2020