Who will decide when the time is “right”?
“She found herself in a world full of men. Watching them slowly destroy all her plans,”
–The Angel and the Fool, Broken Bells
You can be anything you want baby girl.
I tucked a blonde wisp behind her ear and smiled at her. I believed it to my core. My brilliant, stubborn daughter. The world was an endless landscape for her to navigate. I would raise her to be independent and confident and to fight her way through anything that stands in her way. This was my vow as her mom.
Years later she placed her hand over mine as we cast a vote for the first woman president. My teenage son leaned in and placed his hand on top. His enthusiasm caught me by surprise, making emotions catch in my throat. The moment felt important. It felt like hope.
We all know what happened next.
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