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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-20-10 07:02 PM
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9. That is a powerful life perspective.
I hope people read that and get that message.

With that background, and your collection of challenges, you have a pretty substantial and knowledgeable position from which to speak on a lot of really challenging and stressful subjects. Subjects in which a lot of people just have guesses and very basic opinions, but you lived this stuff.

Like, being in an inter-racial relationship
or being in an inter-cultural relationship
or being in an mixed-religious relationship (you didn't say, but I'm guessing)
or being a single mother, raising bi-racial kids, in poverty
or being a single mother, while going to college, and working

So many different issues, and each of them very complex in their own right. Wow! That's a lot of personal experience for one person to live. I don't know whether to give you my heartfelt congratulations for surviving all of these challenges, or my heartfelt condolences that you had to.
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  -I want to talk to you about "the Other." I can only do this properly Skidmore  Aug-20-10 06:06 PM   #0 
  - Powerful  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-20-10 06:11 PM   #1 
  - The very word I was looking for: "powerful". A thumb-nail sketch of an epic life.  Joe Chi Minh   Aug-20-10 06:44 PM   #8 
  - k/r  Solly Mack   Aug-20-10 06:12 PM   #2 
  - k & r  dipsydoodle   Aug-20-10 06:19 PM   #3 
  - Totally feeling your vibe  TheKentuckian   Aug-20-10 06:26 PM   #4 
  - Thanks for taking the time to write this and post it.  Sal Minella   Aug-20-10 06:32 PM   #5 
  - K and R  zabet   Aug-20-10 06:35 PM   #6 
  - Thank you for posting this.  mzteris   Aug-20-10 06:38 PM   #7 
  - That is a powerful life perspective.  ThomCat   Aug-20-10 07:02 PM   #9 
  - Thank you for posting...  red red red   Aug-20-10 07:56 PM   #10 
  - So beautifully and bravely done! You have given us our homework!  bobbolink   Aug-20-10 08:06 PM   #11 
  - thank YOU  Bluerthanblue   Aug-20-10 08:28 PM   #12 
  - You have given a lot to think about, in this  kimi   Aug-20-10 08:35 PM   #13 
  - Skidmore, what a moving. beautifully composed post.  zonkers   Aug-20-10 08:58 PM   #14 
  - That was wonderful! I'm glad you see how the others can become a 'we'. That is a great ending  applegrove   Aug-20-10 10:51 PM   #15 
  - Recommended n/t  me b zola   Aug-20-10 11:10 PM   #16 
  - Thank you for this post.  BrklynLiberal   Aug-21-10 12:17 AM   #17 
  - Thank you for sharing your story with us.  scarletlib   Aug-21-10 08:17 AM   #18 
  - Another thank you from another Other  clyrc   Aug-21-10 08:23 AM   #19 
  - Thanks for posting  cate94   Aug-21-10 09:16 AM   #20 
  - Heartfelt thanks for sharing.  Dystopian   Aug-21-10 09:36 AM   #21 
  - K & R Until we understand  jbeing   Aug-21-10 09:43 AM   #22 
  - Posts like these are why I stay  tavalon   Aug-21-10 09:58 AM   #23 
  - Wow!...  Tom_Foolery   Aug-21-10 10:03 AM   #24 
  - A beautiful post. Thanks for sharing yourself. K&R!  NC_Nurse   Aug-21-10 10:09 AM   #25 
  - WOW....thanks so much for sharing.  femrap   Aug-21-10 10:10 AM   #26 
  - very moving  Sheepshank   Aug-21-10 10:24 AM   #27 
  - what a beautiful sketch of your life  libodem   Aug-21-10 10:53 AM   #28 
  - Thank you, Skidmore.  Kajsa   Aug-21-10 10:54 AM   #29 
  - thank you  G_j   Aug-21-10 10:55 AM   #30 
  - This is a wonderful post.  BlueMTexpat   Aug-21-10 11:09 AM   #31 
  - Dominant culture identifaction is a survival tactic.  Karenina   Aug-21-10 01:36 PM   #43 
     - She certainly has!  BlueMTexpat   Aug-21-10 05:05 PM   #53 
     - Deleted as dupe  BlueMTexpat   Aug-21-10 05:05 PM   #54 
  - Every person has a story...  CoffeeCat   Aug-21-10 11:13 AM   #32 
  - K&R! n/t  OneGrassRoot   Aug-21-10 11:15 AM   #33 
  - Thank you  JustAnotherGen   Aug-21-10 11:18 AM   #34 
  - Thank you for posting this, Skidmore.  democrank   Aug-21-10 11:20 AM   #35 
  - K & R nt  laughingliberal   Aug-21-10 11:35 AM   #36 
  - from another Other...  Viva_La_Revolution   Aug-21-10 11:44 AM   #37 
  - I have been an "other" in most ways for most of my life.  LWolf   Aug-21-10 12:01 PM   #38 
  - What if we all owned our "Otherness" and recognize it in our greater constituencies?  Skidmore   Aug-21-10 01:13 PM   #41 
     - Interesting metaphor.  LWolf   Aug-21-10 01:52 PM   #44 
        - I understand what you are saying, but we can do this.  Skidmore   Aug-21-10 02:19 PM   #45 
           - How shall we bring those stories forward, in the current environment?  LWolf   Aug-21-10 03:03 PM   #48 
              - All those drops, though, make an ocean.  Skidmore   Aug-21-10 03:15 PM   #49 
                 - I will keep that in mind. nt  LWolf   Aug-21-10 03:31 PM   #50 
  - Interesting story.  Enthusiast   Aug-21-10 12:04 PM   #39 
  - Thank you - you hit it out of the park. k&r  madmax   Aug-21-10 12:10 PM   #40 
  - Powerful indeed.  tpsbmam   Aug-21-10 01:28 PM   #42 
  - K&R  dogday   Aug-21-10 02:29 PM   #46 
  - Beautifully Put...K&R  N_E_1 for Tennis   Aug-21-10 02:47 PM   #47 
  - You are a wonderful strong woman with a message  riverbendviewgal   Aug-21-10 03:32 PM   #51 
  - Congratulations!  Skidmore   Aug-21-10 06:52 PM   #58 
  - How very, very well-said. I salute you.  Redstone   Aug-21-10 05:02 PM   #52 
  - Very powerful...  laylah   Aug-21-10 05:29 PM   #55 
  - Thank you for the story Skidmore  handmade34   Aug-21-10 05:31 PM   #56 
  - Skidmore, you rock!  knowbody0   Aug-21-10 05:32 PM   #57 
  - Sunday kick!  Karenina   Aug-22-10 11:57 AM   #59 

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