Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995)

Why do you think women identify with the show as strongly as they do?


Dad always said this town could wreck a person. It’s what happens when you’re playing a rigged game. I convinced myself ‘winning’ meant getting out, but in what world do you get to leave the ring and declare victory? This is where I belong. In the fight. It’s who I am. I’ve rolled around in the mud for so long, wash me clean and I don’t recognise myself. So, how about I just accept the mud, and the tendency I have to find myself rolling in it? My name’s Veronica, and I’m an addict. Hello, Veronica.

He was thirsty. He died of thirst.


Y’know, how did I get this reputation as a dropper? I’m anything but a dropper.

Brad: I’m gonna hit up the dentist to get my chompin’ stones polished for my lady.
Jane: You do love the dentist. 

They’re not me, they’re not. They’re completely different people.


"One of my favorite mottos, I actually have it written on a post-it over my computer. I look at it every single day. It was said by a poet named Rumi and it goes, ‘Do not be satisfied with stories, that which has come before. Unfold your own myth.’ And that is our challenge. Every single one of us, no matter the categories we have inherited. We must unfold our own myth. And it won’t be easy. We’re constantly navigating, rearranging, reinventing others’ expectation of ourselves everyday. But every word we write in the narrative of our own lives, we come closer to uncovering what’s beneath our own masks, maybe even embracing that true misfit, that true crazy one within. Oh, it’ll be a fight, that’s for sure, but that battle for your soul, for your authentic self. It’s worth it, isn’t it? It’s bold, it’s brave. In fact, I would say it’s heroic. So now, it’s your turn: tell me your story.

Myths, Misfits, & Masks by Sana Amanat at TedxTeen (x)

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