a matchless spirit though a delicate frame, covered by her splendid bravery.
Portrait of a Young Woman, Detail.
by Alessandro Allori (Italian, 1535–1607)
Dated: c. 1580s
"The outer parapet came up to her chin, but along the inner edge of the walk was nothing, nothing but a long plunge to the bailey seventy or eighty feet below. All it would take was a shove, she told herself. He was standing right there, right there, smirking at her with those fat worm lips. You could do it, she told herself. You could. Do it right now. It wouldn’t even matter if she went over with him. It wouldn’t matter at all.”
"I felt like if I ever wanted to stand in front of a group of young people again and tell them not to be afraid to be yourself, I couldn’t do it if I had cut up my face and changed who I really am.” - Arden Cho on her choice to not get plastic surgery (KoreAMJournal 2014)