The ever likable Chimamanda Adichie says screw likability

If you start thinking about being likable you are not going to tell your story honestly, because you are going to be so concerned with not offending, and that’s going to ruin your story, so forget about likability. And also the world is such a wonderful, diverse, and multifaceted place that there’s somebody who’s going to like you; you don’t need to twist yourself into shapes. [Adichie at the 2015 Girls Write Now Ceremony]

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