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ON BEING A GIRL

Tatyanna M. Wilkinson Women's Wisdom Leave a Comment

It’s been a long time since I was a girl.  But there are times when that person doesn’t seem so far away. I’m glad she still has a place in my life. When I think of being a girl again, I am reminded of a concept I’ve shared with some over the years, it’s this – when you remain purposefully naïve about certain things in your life you will also remain joyful and appreciative and open to learning new things. I remain purposefully naïve about some things and glad that I do. I hope that as you grow, you can also remain …

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Proud Tongva Woman

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When I was a child, I was always over weight.. This weight issue followed me into my 40’s. Being an obese child caused others to “pick on me”. Today it is called “bullying”. It was hurtful to be constantly reminded how over weight I was – Like I didn’t know! I also had to grow up with racism and predjudice as person of color. In addition I was just big, always taller, big boned. My heigth reached 5 ft 8 in. The highest weight was 300 pounds. So believe me I was big. My goal as a teen was to …

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Happy 18th Birthday!

ccheadle Women's Wisdom Leave a Comment

“Youth is wasted on the young.” I was 18 years old, just moved to New York City, and was standing in Central Park reading the only quote by Shakespeare that I’ll probably ever be able to remember. “This quote is speaking directly to me,” I thought. And yet, I knew it meant something more than my inexperienced soul could fully grasp. After all, what he’s saying is that a person in their youth, by their very nature, will squander its’ gifts, and only the knowledge that comes with age can truly allow one to appreciate what it means to be …