Before I am your daughter,
your aunt, niece, or cousin,
I am my own person,
and I will not set fire to myself
to keep you warm.
Today, a woman caught me completely off-guard in my Sociology class. She definitely told me to my face very angrily that I “had no ambition” and my relationship was “doomed and was going to fail because I am selfish”.
Honestly, she said these actual words. And I can’t believe it.
She told me this because I mentioned my desire to be a stay at home mother. She was so offended by my life choices and she was so angry at me. I didn’t even know how to respond to her.