Here’s to taking up space

“I asked 5 questions in genetics class, and all of them began with ‘sorry’.”

I’ve been able to catch myself mid-unecessary-apology lately, and issue a hasty redactment. No, actually I am *not* sorry. But to admit that, you have to be willing┬áto take up space, right?

Have you noticed how common it is, this tic of female speech? Amazing how often and easily we do it, imperceptibly, the same way we make ourselves smaller, until eventually, sadly, there’s no there, there.


patti carlyle

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