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teenager should have. Then, a week later, they came to me and just said, "Sophie wa je ka soro. (We need to talk.)" I followed them into the living room, and we all sat down. I started feeling nauseated. My stomach felt uneasy. I kept zoning out, and each time they spoke, I just nodded my head because, in my culture, you are not supposed to look at "someone older than you" in the eye while they are speaking to you. But I am 100% sure that one thing I heard from them was, "O les se ikan to ba wuen a ma support e. (You can do whatever you want, and we will support you.)" Then I felt terrible because I knew that they were not saying this from their heart, but saying this to make me feel guilty about it and change my decision. It did not take much thinking for me to decide that I would pursue a career in law. I made up my mind to do whatever they wanted and how they wanted me to do it. (I know I am just babbling. Sorry.) :( ---

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2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...

2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...