I am a real person. I struggle, and I sparkle. I’m no longer afraid to say what makes me angry, sad, or what I think is unfair. I’m not scared to admit that at times I feel worthless, lost, or not enough. I’m also not hiding from love, beauty, aliveness, magic or abundance anymore. I will not edit the sad, angry for f*cked up parts of my story, or the holy magnitude of my triumphs to make anyone comfortable. I am a real person. I struggle, and I sparkle. I am a real person.
—Thug Unicorn by Tanya Markul