Carrie Brownstein on Source February 27, 2016 in For the Love of Books Similar Posts Quotable Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. We were never trying to deny our femaleness. Instead, we wanted to expand the notion of what it means to be female. The notion of “female” should be so sprawling and complex that it becomes divorced from gender itself.