Sam, I fucking love this article! Please forgive my profanity. So much resonates, even though only one of the strikes applies to me.

First of all, folks who randomly name call at you on the street just ‘because’ — are weak individuals trying to pollute the air we breathe.

Moving on, you just made me straighten up my back trying to ask and answer these here questions of yours. Whew, let me say parenthood is like solving a Rubiks cube (I have never solved a Rubiks cube btw, I have given myself until death to get it done, a bit like parenting… Lmao), leaving the room then coming back and finding it scrambled up… and trying to solve it another way over and over again endlessly.

It’s rough on the nerves. Personally, I try to forewarn and forearm my kiddies with age appropriate tailored truths about our world, that are laced with hope and insight… intent on showing them their own power to affect change for themselves and subsequently others. Not by just assimilating to an unjust society — just by being themselves unapologetically come what may.

Social factors will always play a role in everyone’s life, we just have to resist letting them narrate our entire story.

I want to commend your courage for challenging your dad’s methods — not easy.

Great work Sam, and yes — there is hope 🌻

Hey there I'm D. Writer/Poet/Mother - I know a little Tai Chi, but my Kung Fu is weak - beautifully flawed Email:dabboh76@outlook.com

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