Note to Myself # 10

Too many little girls are taught
to be nice
to color inside the lines
to squelch their anger
to put others first always.

But wholeness comes
from integrating light and shadow.

Anger signals boundary violations
and the need to teach others 
what is acceptable
and what won't be tolerated.

Putting others first all the damn time
just makes us feel depleted 
taken for granted
and unimportant except as a functionary 
for others.

Be your WHOLE quirky beautiful self
not some truncated, socially prescribed version
of yourself.


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