‘People Tell Me I Seem Like a Snob Whenever I’m Quiet!’
Confident, self-possessed women often make people nervous.
Still Life (1962) by Helen Lundeberg
This post originally ran in December 2020. The absurd tendency to encounter confident women as malevolent probably won’t disappear anytime soon, but it can be helpful to keep this common reaction in mind instead of allowing it to erode your self-esteem. I’ve been thinking about Sinéad O’Connor a lot this week, and how…