all my ladies!
By Sumayya Tobah, Blog Contributor
I was twelve years old when I learned what was arguably the most important lesson of my young adult life.
At that age, I had three very close friends. When you’re twelve, you’re not just friends, you’re sisters. There is no time period in my life that I look back at as romantically as I do when I think about that age. We were infinite.
I remember confiding in one of my sisters about something I had wanted at the time — a role in the play, getting an article published, I can’t quite remember. What mattered was that she wanted the same thing. But instead of undermining me, making me feel small, or ultimately tearing me down, she looked me in the eye and asked me two questions:
“Is this what you want?”
“Will it make you happy?”
When I confirmed both with all the…
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