We Must Be Kind, We Must Be Fierce

I grew up post Title IX, with unfettered access to birth control (thank you, Planned Parenthood!), moms who worked, equal numbers of women as men in my college classes—I was sure I could do anything I wanted. My parents, teachers, and bosses said I could.  They said those words: “You can do anything.” Growing up the message was everywhere: You can have it all—girl power.

This is a book about identity and relationships. It is explores the work I did to find happiness.  It is a narrative that shows the complex inside space of one woman as she confronts her life-long attempts to reconcile the push to “be a good girl” while retaining her deep belief in  “girl power.”