Monday, April 25, 2011


This will not be a story about love. When women write stories about coming of age they always include love. From a very young age we are taught that love is the most important facet of life. Finding love and keeping love are all that matter. We have been duped. Men do not spend their time thinking about love. They devote their time to ideas and to dreams.

Most women spend their teen years dreaming of the perfect man, or woman. Then we spend our twenties looking for the perfect man. We spend out thirties planning the prefect wedding and giving birth to our prefect children. We spend out forties getting divorced and healing from the pain. And, we spend the rest of our lives thinking we wasted our youth on men.

I am determined to give every young girl starting out in the world a better sense of what it means to be a woman.

Photo E.J. Bellocq, Storyville Photographs

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