You’re not really an adult at all. You’re just a tall child holding a beer, having a conversation you don’t understand.
Scrunch, owned by Amy McHugh, of Cedar Rapids. Photograph: Charlie Neibergall/AP
The 33rd annual pageant took place at Drake University – whose mascot is a bulldog – in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday
OH MY GOD DANNY DEVITO I LOVE YOUR WORK
Life was immeasurably better once I forced myself to stop taking it seriously.
You have to make those opportunities happen and take those risks. I’ve always said that if what I’m doing isn’t resonating with where I am, it’s better for me to go somewhere else where it does. So, if you want to get into a certain type of work, you just have to do it on your own terms so that people will then pay you to do it.
When I was a student at Cambridge I remember an anthropology professor holding up a picture of a bone with 28 incisions carved in it. “This is often considered to be man’s first attempt at a calendar” she explained. She paused as we dutifully wrote this down. ‘My question to you is this – what man needs to mark 28 days? I would suggest to you that this is woman’s first attempt at a calendar.’
It was a moment that changed my life. In that second I stopped to question almost everything I had been taught about the past. How often had I overlooked women’s contributions?