“I felt more safe in this group of women than I ever had before, and I’ve been in some wonderful groups of women.”
My breasts are pretty fantastic. And here’s the best part: My mother, now 94, recently told me that she didn’t “lose” her breasts until she was 80. And then, more recently, I saw my mother naked for the first time. Even at age 94, it was clear that I inherited her breasts. (Same size-ish, same nipples, etc.) So now I know I’m going to have great breasts until I’m at least 80!!!!
Well, since my daughter is the next generation of women, I think about this a lot. The quick and easy answer is this: My dream is that women won’t have anything to battle against as a result of being women. That is, our world will have learned to embrace and love women exactly as we are and exactly as we’re not. And then, even more than that, my dream is that women’s only reaction to being women is to love every second of it!
My mother was mentally ill and so my childhood was very rough. Overcoming that as a whole was courageous of me (and it’s ongoing,) but there were many, many specific things that I had to overcome which also make me proud to have done.