08 March 2013

Be the Heroine

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”—Nora Ephron

Among the many words of advice that the wonderful Nora Ephron left us, these are perhaps my favourite. They're from a commencement address she gave to her alma mater, Wellesley College, in 1996 and are a powerful reminder to all women, not just graduating seniors, that we all need to take charge of our lives. It's a line that we should memorize and repeat to ourselves whenever we're faced with a challenge or even when we're just having a bad day and feel like throwing in the towel. In the meantime, have a wonderful weekend.

To read the full speech, go here. And to read a very moving piece by her son, Jacob Bernstein, go here.


  1. That Jacob Bernstein piece was maybe the most beautiful thing I've ever read. You just can't help but adore her!

    1. It was incredibly beautiful and moving. Made me miss her all the more.



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