SAMIRA: They keep complaining that I'm too loud.
SAMIRA: I don't know. Because I get animated when I'm excited?
GRACE: That seems wrong.
SAMIRA: Stoic Midwesterners I guess.
GRACE: What about your brown side?
SAMIRA: Please, they're almost more conservative.
GRACE: I thought Indians were loud and boisterous. Music and dancing and such.
SAMIRA: Punjabis, not Tamilians. Tamilians are quiet, our dancing in controlled.
GRACE: Oh that sucks. Well just don't listen to them.
SAMIRA: I try, but they've been saying this my entire life!
GRACE: What is that saying about quiet women...
SAMIRA: I don't think there's a saying.
GRACE: About them not making history or something.
SAMIRA: That's well-behaved women.
GRACE: Well-behaved, quiet, same thing.
SAMIRA: Not really.
SAMIRA: I guess.
GRACE: Trust me.
GRACE: Look, you're fine. So you can get loud sometimes so what. It's better than being even-keeled all the time. At least you can show some emotional range. Always being quiet is boring.
SAMIRA: I just feel like it's affecting how I present myself.
GRACE: In what way.
SAMIRA: Like I'm not assertive enough, or I can't get my voice heard. I work with such loud people. They always dominate the conversation.
GRACE: Ok, now that's a different conversation.
SAMIRA: No it's not.
GRACE: If you want to be loud, be loud. Ignore what your family's said in the past. They come from a different time.
SAMIRA: And place.
SAMIRA: It's like they never get excited about anything.
GRACE: Wouldn't it be sad to live like that.
GRACE: So there you go.