"For a long time I was trying to be perfect to the point that I didn’t even want to hear criticism, because it meant that I wasn’t perfect. I’m at a point in my life where I’m trying to work on myself as much as possible and change the things about myself that maybe can be improved."
How to say a mouthful with one word.
When you're as genius as Missy Elliot, you can take epic breaks, go live your life and do anything you want to do while the world waits for you to grace them again with your presence. And now we have been graced. Everybody is eating cake today.
"When people try to come at me with hate and negativity now that I'm living in my truth, I don't even acknowledge it. It's like it doesn't even register. I don't ask for your understanding. But what I do ask for and demand is your respect."
"I don't consider myself a fetish. I consider myself a woman. A lot of people don't know about trans women of color. We live our lives completely different from a gay man or a drag queen. I'm a woman, respect me. Or get out. Simple as that."
"I actually am a person. I actually function the same way everyone else does. Just treat me accordingly is all I ask for. No matter how many times the world wants to stone me for my truth, I'm going to keep my head up."