Disclaimer: The only reason my wonderful mother is not front and center in this photo is that she declined to take pictures until she was in “the right mood.” I was instructed to find something and make it work… And on that note: Happy Mother’s Day!
Results of the purple urple hair session with my mom.

I’m no longer the girl filled with unrealistic expectations and reactive behaviors with little logical thought. Physically, mentally, emotionally, my legs are steady on the ground and I can grow flowers beneath my feet.

One day, you’ll be tired of settling. When that day comes, will you tap out or level up?

Curated on Medium. Published by GEN, Zora and Blank Page. Public Voices fellow of the OpEd Project and the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.