“I have an advantage because I’m the underdog and I’m black and no one thinks I’d ever win,” she said. “Well, I’m going to inspire so many people. Everybody will be talking about, how did she come up so fast? But I’m ready to shine.”—Gabby Douglas / NYTimes (via emm-dash)
i feel like you think i don’t understand your frustration because i do. you’re stuck not knowing. and i’ll take the blame for that. but i’m asking for patience and understanding. the distance situation isn’t what we planned and it takes it’s toll. please stick this out with me though.