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7 Quotes to Make You Wild about Jen Wilde

Known for her debut book, Queens of Geek, exploring fandom and self-love, Jen Wilde is an emerging talent in the Young-Adult world. Known for inspiring empathy for her characters, and discussing themes of mental illness, racial diversity, and queerness in her books, Jen Wilde’s books are a must read. Here are seven quotes showing why.

 

1.    “You can’t pick and chose whose equality you support. That’s not equality.”

―  Queens of Geek


2.    “Haven’t you heard? Nerds are cool now.”

―  Queens of Geek


3.    “I’m forever observing, trying to learn how to be an adult human being by watching others, and I’m constantly in awe of how easy some people make it look.”

Queens of Geek


4.    “To the girl who hid in the shadows and tried to body-shame me, I’m sorry you thought that was a good use of your time and energy. I hope you find happiness within yourself. You deserve that. We all do.”

Queens of Geek


5.     “As long as I have my family, my friends, and my fandom… I’ll be okay. No matter how messy life gets. Because I have a league of superheroes by my side. Some I’ve known for years. Others I’ve just met. Even more who I’ll never meet. I’m surrounded by superheroes. And that means I must be one, too. And everyone knows that no matter what darkness they face, heroes are destined to win.”

Queens of Geek


“Let’s say someone is terrified of heights, and in order to get out of the house every day she has to walk across a tightrope from fifty stories up. Everyone would say, ‘Oh, she’s so brave. She faces heights every day.’ That’s what we do. We walk a tightrope every day. Getting out the door is a tightrope. Going grocery shopping is a tightrope. Socializing is a tightrope. Things that most people consider to be normal, daily parts of life are the very things we fear and struggle with the most, yet here we are, moving forward anyway. “That’s not weak.” She reaches out and takes my hands. “We are the brave ones.”

―  Queens of Geek


6.    “Besides, there’s no one way to be a girl, Tay. You don’t need to fit yourself into what society tells us a girl should be. Girls can be whoever they want. Whether that’s an ass-kicking, sarcastic, crime-solving FBI Agent or a funny, gorgeous, witty beauty queen–or both at the same time.”

Queens of Geek


7.    “Are you happy the way you are? Are you comfortable? Do you feel like yourself?”

The corner of my mouth lifts into a half smile. “Yes. Yes. And yes.”

“Then that’s all that matters. Fuck everything else.”

Queens of Geek

 

 

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