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Polish Wears Off, Grit Endures

Take care which one you cultivate.

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I didn’t grow up with wealth and privilege. I don’t deny that I had white privilege, but financial privilege wasn’t something I possessed. Over the years, I became more and more conscious of my lack of polish. For some, it seemed to come easily, but no matter how hard I tried, I always felt like having been raised poor was emblazoned on my forehead.




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Crystal Jackson

Crystal Jackson

Former therapist. Author, Heart of Madison series. Poet.

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