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I See My Mother in Her Eyes

The legacy of psychological abuse

Photo by Alexandru Zdrobău on Unsplash

My little sister always said she loved my mother’s eyes: a shade of blue-grey unique to a certain Ukrainian Jewish population. Of course, we didn’t know that until we grew up and spit into a test tube. Genetics is a game of Russian Roulette if there ever was one. My sister inherited what we describe as the “pretty eyes”: a hue that could only be described as…

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Divorced, biracial woman | 23 going on 65 | Editor for Out of the Woods | I write to heal myself and others | Support me at https://ko-fi.com/aashaanna