18 of the Most Inspiring Female Celebs of 2016

6. Lilly Wachowski

Lilly Wachowski is a writer, director, and transgender woman. She wrote about it in a piece for Windy City Times, saying, “Now, gender theory and queer theory hurt my tiny brain. … I have a quote in my office though by Jose Muñoz, given to me by a good friend. I stare at it in contemplation sometimes trying to decipher its meaning but the last sentence resonates: ‘Queerness is essentially about the rejection of a here and now and an insistence on potentiality for another world.’ So I will continue to be an optimist adding my shoulder to the Sisyphean struggle of progress and in my very being, be an example of the potentiality of another world.”

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