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  •  I grew up in OK (1+ / 0-)
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    My #1 criterion for a college was "outside of Oklahoma." My parents tell me that at 2-1/2 years old when we moved there I said "I don't like this place, I want to go home" -- and never changed my mind. The evangelical Christian pressures are tremendous and difficult to negotiate as a teenager. So are the racist attitudes. My solution was to escape ASAP.

    Many of my problems followed me (and were thus identified as my problems, not Oklahoma's), but I also left many behind.

    I wish you luck and hope that you find the skills to support your daughter into becoming the woman she can be and chooses to be.

    "When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?"--Eleanor Roosevelt

    by KJC MD on Thu Feb 09, 2012 at 03:01:10 PM PST

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