“My first job was as a cocktail waitress for a catering hall. My boss only hired women because he said they were harder workers. But to be a cocktail waitress there you also had to be reasonably attractive. I made a lot of money as a teenager and I learned a lot about business. Even though his criteria was sexist, it did acknowledge that women are hard working and more responsible.” – Carol Marie Tuite is Cofounder of Franklin Street Policy Group.
““When I was 20 years old I joined a pen pal club – actual pen and ink letters. The first letter I received was from my now husband. He’s from England and we wrote back and forth to one another every day for 14 months. Then we met in person and we were married two months later and we have been married for 26.5 years. We would never have spoken to one another because he is very introverted. I believe God brought us together. My husband is a very stable person and that allows for me to be myself and launch off of him because I know if I get too crazy he can pull me back down from my ankles.” Bridgette Beal lives in Laguna Beach, CA.
“Being a woman allowed me to learn to love myself and others the way I do. I feel like I got a lot of resistance from other people about how I should love myself and love other people, but I was right all along.” Kalin Angelica Flores lives in Los Angeles.