I Am Beautiful

I stare into my reflection and admire my green eyes that seem even greener today because I'm wearing a dark colored shirt. I notice my freckles and pinkish skin underneath them, thanks to the sun I got yesterday while outside scrubbing the area rugs. My lips aren't extremely full but not thin, either. They suit…

Driving Privilege vs Driving Right

Driving in America has turned into a sort of right of passage. It's not a new one or anything. Kids in all 48 contiguous continental, as well as Alaska and Hawaii, have for decades been jumping up in front of the issuing offices of their states' Department of Motor Vehicles in excitement, holding proof of…

I Feel Pretty

I did something today that not many women would do. I handed my 15 year old daughter my shears and told her to cut my hair for me. She had had no prior experience in cutting hair, does not take cosmetology in school, and barely cuts a straight line on paper. But I trusted her.…