The Red Flags Aren’t Always Red

Lessons from my father

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I grew up in a creamy-white house with green shutters. I mention the colors because I adore color — the louder, the better.

Eggplant is a vegetable I work hard to avoid, but I love the shade of purple that is aubergine. Azure like the sky in the desert where the river runs dry. Bubblegum…



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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