April 30, 2003
How's Your Plot?

Nora Ephron, in Fast Company, on why she told young women graduating from Wellesley in 1996 to "be the heroines of their own lives":

I didn't mean "heroines" in an epic sense. I meant heroines as protagonists, not supporting actors in the story of their own lives -- women who understand that they have choices and who have enough advantages that there's no one but themselves to blame if things don't turn out the way that they'd hoped. Someone very smart once wrote that the hardest thing for women to give up when they begin to achieve equality will be the habit of an alibi.

Posted at April 30, 2003 07:01 PM