“We have a world full of women who are unable to exhale fully because they have for so long been conditioned to fold themselves into shapes to make themselves likeable.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in Dear Ijeawele

Being a new adventurer in feminist literature, reading all of Chimamanda’s essays and novels is new to me, but a seemingly very important way in to reading feminist literature. I find myself highlighting quotes almost every 5 minutes! However, this quote particularly stuck with me.