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FAMILY

Tough as Nails — but Tender, Too

My Nana was a feminist before speaking truth to power became a thing

My Nana, one of the first women to graduate from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, way before Chip & Jo put Waco on the map. Second row from the bottom, fourth from the left. Author’s Archives.

My Nana sang like an angel. In the church choir, and in the kitchen, too. And she spent about an equal amount of time in both.

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Brooke Ramey Nelson

Brooke Ramey Nelson

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Native Texan & Mizzou Journalism grad. I’ve worked in newspapers, politics, PR & as a high school pubs adviser/AP English teacher. TOP WRITER?