The thing that I have done throughout my life is to do the best job that I can and to be me. - Mae Jemison

Progress is never permanent, will always be threatened, must be redoubled, restated, and reimagined if it is to survive. - Zadie Smith

I want a future in which women...are viewed as independent protagonists in their own adventures—spiritual, intellectual, romantic, sexual, and creative adventures. That's one reason I read and write speculative fiction.' — Marge Piercy

There have been great societies that didn't use the wheel, but there've been no societies that did not tell stories. - Ursula K. Le Guin

Keep on. The work of the world is always done by creatures too tired to do it.' ― Carol Emshwiller

What would happen if we spoke the truth? - Alison Bechdel

Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either. - Meg Cabot

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day I can hear her breathing. - Arundhati Roy

Writing and reading is to me synonymous with existing. - Gertrude Stein

Stories are a different kind of true. - Emma Donoghue

There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal. - Toni Morrison

Some write of what was; others of what is...but I write of what will be.' — Mary Wollstonecraft

Everybody should be quiet near a little stream and listen. - Ruth Krauss

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? - Mary Oliver

We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives. - Toni Morrison

I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman. - Virginia Woolf

Power’s not given to you. You have to take it. - Beyoncé Knowles Carter

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. - Katharine Hepburn

Progress is never permanent, will always be threatened, must be redoubled, restated, and reimagined if it is to survive. - Zadie Smith

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Wandering Shop

The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.