Stella Young quotes about life

I am not a snowflake. I am not a sweet, infantilising symbol of fragility and life. I am a strong, fierce, flawed adult woman. I plan to remain that way, in life and in death.

I am not a snowflake. I am not a sweet, infantilising symbol of fragility and life. I am a strong, fierce, flawed adult woman. I plan to remain that way, in life and in death.

I really love filling out forms - quite fortuitous, really, given that as one of Australia's 4 million-ish disabled people, ticking boxes and recording my life for other people is what I've spent a fair chunk of my time doing. ---->>>

It is a truth universally acknowledged that from puberty onwards, the female body is disgusting and unruly and must be tamed, trimmed and tinted to within an inch of its life before it can be allowed to roam freely in the public eye. ---->>>

By far, the most disabling thing in my life is the physical environment. It dictates what I can and can't do every day.

By far, the most disabling thing in my life is the physical environment. It dictates what I can and can't do every day.

For me, in some ways, my whole life is a bit performative and always has been - because I'm stared at and looked at everywhere I go.

For me, in some ways, my whole life is a bit performative and always has been - because I'm stared at and looked at everywhere I go.

On the whole, my life is and has been wonderful.

On the whole, my life is and has been wonderful.

Disability informs almost every part of my life. It's as important, if not more so, than my gender and sexuality. It's certainly a great deal more important to me than my religion or whether or not I caught a tram, ferry or bus to work. ---->>>

I currently live independently without any funded support. I'm educated, and I'm employed. I enjoy paying my taxes and contributing to the economic life of Australia. ---->>>

My everyday life in which I do exactly the same things as everyone else should not inspire people, and yet I am constantly congratulated by strangers for simply existing. ---->>>

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