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Goldie, 21 years old (and rapidly aging). Vancouver-born, HBA from the University of Toronto, moving to NYC to live in a canoe on the Hudson (also, graduate school).
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"   If you don’t understand, ask questions. If you’re uncomfortable about asking questions, say you are uncomfortable about asking questions and then ask anyway. It’s easy to tell when a question is coming from a good place. Then listen some more. Sometimes people just want to feel heard.   "
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
"   Without monstrous distortions, I was slowly learning, without lies and hypocrisy, one cannot have the idealized American life I so longed for.   "
Joshua Ferris
"   You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies.
You may trod me in the very dirt, but still like dust, I’ll rise.   "
Maya Angelou
→ Murder Most Yale

"In their early reports of Jovin’s murder, newspapers and television stations used the same photograph of her. It made Jovin appear fragile, a delicate sparrow of a woman. Her friends were taken aback by the picture. “It didn’t look anything like Suzanne really was,” one recalls. To begin with, friends insist that Jovin, who was five feet five inches and weighed 125 pounds, was physically quite strong. She jogged, played squash, skied, and sometimes took step-aerobics classes at Yale’s Payne Whitney gym. Whoever killed her, her friends say, was very strong or, says one, “someone who knew what they were doing.” Nor was Jovin as shy and hesitant as the photograph made her seem. “‘Strong-willed’ isn’t the word,” says a friend. “If you were talking about things Suzanne knew about, she would knock you out if she disagreed.” “She had very strong opinions,” says Rebecca Jovin. “Sometimes she lacked self-confidence, but overall she was the strongest person I ever met.”

“She was so not a victim,” says a friend. Jovin, says another friend, “had a very, very strong sense of justice and righteousness.… She could just be furious if she thought somebody she cared about or herself was treated unfairly.… She would make that clear, that she wouldn’t put up with everything.”

“We tried to encourage self-confidence in our daughters to the extent of recognizing their worth and capabilities and of exerting their rights while avoiding arrogance. We encouraged them to never feel limited by their sex,” her parents say. “We were very proud of Suzanne and admired her greatly. She suffered no fools and could identify them with ease.… It pains us terribly to imagine that she may have met her fate as a victim of her very positive, but critical, outlook.” ‘

"   Our broken society is not born out of the triumph of the individual, but out of his effacement. He vanishes, she vanishes, ask them who they are and they will offer you a wallet or a child.   "
Jeanette Winterson
"   You are alive. That means you have infinite potential. You can do anything, make anything, dream anything. If you change the world, the world will change.   "
Neil Gaiman
"   The life that was to make his soul would mar his body.   "
Oscar Wilde