The problem is that in real life, that 8th Stage of the Hero’s Journey doesn’t really come in the way it does in fiction: there is no ultimate fight against a war god to save the world; there are only thousands of tiny battles against unfair employers, bills you can’t always pay, taxes and love and heartbreak and marriage, nights out with friends, babies being born, children moving away and having children of their own, careers being made and retired from, illness, quietness and death. There is only life, and shouldn’t every single girl, every single woman grow up to enjoy the full wonder of it, knowing who — and what — she really is?
You’re not that great, Diana
Susie Kahlich
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Yes, she should!

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