“I’m a child of an immigrant and a child from poverty. I’m a woman who’s been through various forms of abuse. I know that those mind games of making something beautiful out of ugly is what I do for a living. I want the world to feel that.”
“It wasn’t a normal day-to-day kind of world I was living in at that time after seeing that film… It just lit up some place in my brain and in my heart and in my soul. There are no words. You can’t explain it when something like that happens. You just experience it. And it takes you and it leads you. You’re not leading it.”
“Women have always been fighting for our human and civil rights. When we think of women’s work and women’s issues, we don’t necessarily think of those things. And that is the change that needs to happen.”
“You need to have a regular and intense exposure of the people to the same information and messaging. Let them reflect, let them speak, let them think about it. It takes weeks and months to change their vision.”
“Sometimes stories live within us, and then the events around us stir up narratives that we think we have forgotten.”
“We’re here for the duration. We have to continue, we have to keep going. We have to lift people up with our thoughts, actions, our work.”
“If I was to give advice to my 17-year-old self, I would say: you go girl—now go teach others.”
The Netflix series “She’s Gotta Have It” broadens the narrative of the 1986 film by Lee of the same name. Radha Blank, one of the show’s writers and producers, helped steer that expansion.
“Making our nation and world fit for all our children and grandchildren is a task for marathoners—not sprinters or dabblers here today and gone tomorrow. Transformative change is a complex, long-term and never-ending struggle that must be pursued with urgency and persistence.”
Carrie Goldberg proudly “sues the hell out of tech companies, schools and powerful sexual predators.” In her new book, “Nobody’s Victim,” she charts her own journey from survivor to pioneering advocate against revenge porn, digital stalking and online harassment.