"Queerness is essentially about the rejection of a here and now and an insistence on potentiality or concrete possibility for another world.”
— José Esteban Muñoz
If you’re an introvert, you also know that the bias against quiet can cause deep psychic pain. As a child you might have overheard your parents apologize for your shyness. Or at school you might have been prodded to come ‘out of your shell’— that noxious expression which fails to appreciate that some animals naturally carry shelter everywhere they go, and some humans are just the same.
by Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
(Source: eloquence, via theboywiththesagantattoo)