A tale I heard
Actor Emma Stone on being a woman in the public eye:
"If you're not a straight white man, you're put into a box. If you're anything other than that, you get put into boxes. You know what's worse is not even the boxes that I feel other people have put me in, it's the boxes I feel I've put myself in. That's the harder thing to unpack for me, because from a young age, I thought I needed to be a particular way and I had just so much anxiety and I was so convinced that I needed to do everything right and I couldn't fuck up. I had a lot of perfectionism and ‘control stuff’ around it and from a young age, I put myself into boxes from being anxious. It really limited me for a long time and still does in some ways, just a fear to feel totally free."