This graphic novel just redefines what it means to be a girl, and gender norms. It is, as the title indicates, a memoir of Prince’s childhood and adolescence. I think a lot of us, girls especially, can relate to her [Liz’s] story. Or at least I can. While I wasn’t, and still am not, a tomboy to the extent of Liz, I as a child felt kind of in the middle. Of course, when I was a child, gender didn’t really matter, as long as someone wanted to play with you. Nowadays, though, things are different, and I think that sucks, that people can’t just roll with it. But hey, as I have said before, and will continue to say, I can’t change your mind, only your opinion.
“I didn’t want to be the rescued. I wanted to be the HERO.” (32)
Song: The Kids Aren’t Alright, Fall Out Boy