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Modern Identities

Behind the Mask

Being pretty was never part of the deal. I’m not furniture.

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By J. Julian

The thing which frustrates and angers me the most about being perceived as a woman is the way I am treated and condescended to in my line of work. It seems to matter very little about me getting my professional mindset and my game face on, the mere fact that I might be female or womanish is enough…




Celebrating our relationships with self and others.

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