On A Child’s Thought

“And I will sleep in my own bed and and enjoy all the space and the blankets myself, because I can and will.”

So ends this post – brave, powerful words that every woman should read. Especially every WOMAN because we are so often conditioned (just like the little girl in the story) to believe that we are not complete without a man, that our lives will never be enough on their own, and that we can’t be happy without someone who wants to own us. This is short and sweet and I really like that Emma wrote and shared it.

The Other Emma

"I want to be an astronaut, president of the United States and ruler of the universe! Chica power!"I had to visit relatives this weekend. Like many, my family can only be described as “colorful.”

For a very long time, I was the baby of the family. I was delegated to the kid’s table. Even after starting graduate school, it was still the kid’s table. It was an odd contrast, because from the time I was a teenager, I was always asked about boyfriends, what my dating prospects were like, etc etc. So I was being treated like a child while being expected to live up to certain adult expectations.

I thought they’d finally given up, until my cousin asked me a question last night.

Now this cousin, I understand, has not had the best socialization. At family gatherings, there is minimal interactions between mother and daughter. It became very apparent upon entrance that the mother expected my sister and I to essentially babysit her daughter while she…

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