A business and fashion book that unpacks the success story that is the Jimmy Choo brand.
“At the time, age eighteen, having been brought up in a hair-trigger society where the ground rules were – if no physically violent touch was being laid upon you, and no outright verbal insults were being levelled at you, and no taunting looks in the vicinity either, then nothing was happening, so how could you be under attack from something that wasn’t there? At eighteen I had no proper understanding of the ways that constituted encroachment.”
“Be a person with knowledge, not just opinions.”
Poetry on love, abuse, healing, sex, shame, and the stolen history of the queer community.
“Guess that's where the tears came from, knowing that there's so much in this great big world that you don't have a single ounce of control over."
Every poetry anthology I read, I write a comment like, “I don’t read poetry that often BUT I actually really loved this”. Why?
"But people do pay other people to act like part of the family. That doesn't mean it's not a transaction.”
“Oh, how I regret not having worn a bikini for the entire year I was twenty-six. If anyone young is reading this, go, right this minute, put on a bikini, and don't take it off until you're thirty-four.”
“Nolite te bastardes carborundorum. Don't let the bastards grind you down.”
“We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, you can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise, you would threaten the man."