“As a kid I read a lot of books and I noticed how male or female protagonists took different life paths. I learned there were acceptable paths based on gender. Sometimes novels give you a societal message, like Pride and Prejudice and sometimes the message is subtler. My interest in psychology is related to all the reading I’ve done and the questions I have about how someone’s background influences what kind of character they become.” – Sarah Wilen is a sociaspatial analyst at PLASTARC.
“Becoming a mother changes your life and everything is different. I was 17 when I had my first child. I have three children, who are all professionals and I have five grandchildren.” – Angela Batista is a hairstylist at Sexy Flow.
“I got married and moved to Houston for my husband’s job. Little did I know that he was married to someone else. When I found out, I left him and his other wife found me and we shared stories with each other. Even though it didn’t work out with him he forced me to grow-me-up and give me, the self love and security of being a trans woman that I needed to become self sufficient. Trying to live the perfect homemaker life led to a betrayal which then led to something beautiful.” – Diamond Stylz is a blogger and produces the podcast Marsha’sPlate.