Anne Carson, “The Glass Essay”
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“Sensitive. I have always despised that word with all of my bruise-like-a-peach heart.”
(Samantha Lee-Wiraatmaja, “Beauty of the Soul”)
"What I am constantly hiding from the world is that I am full of little monsters. The polite word for this is sensitive. I have grown used to putting on a little show for people — oh yes, that’s fine, oh no, I don’t mind at all — when actually there is always something there screaming."
(Shalene Gupta, “On Long Distance Relationship and Temporary Insanity”)