Prentense: artform

They grow up to be women who turn pretense into an artform.

 

— Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Quote in Context:

 

“We teach girls shame. Close your legs; cover yourself. We make them feel as though being born female, they’re already guilty of something. And so, girls grow up to be women who silence themselves. They grow up to be women who cannot say what they truly think. And they grow up–and this is the worst thing we do to girls–they grow up to be women who have turned pretense into an art form.”