The Virago
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The Virago

Language in Relation to Identity Is a Powder Keg

If one more person calls me “girl”…

Angry person turning head away from camera
Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash

I was leaving the restaurant as my server looked up from tallying her lunch tips. “Bye, girl. Take care.”

I understood this simple comment for what it was — a term of endearment and a genuine wish for my overall wellness. As the hours progressed, though, its simplicity gave way to hours of inner…

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Michelle Loucadoux, MBA

Michelle Loucadoux, MBA

Author, educator, and self-improvement nerd. Co-founder of Danscend. My books: shorturl.at/lrtOV My email: Loucadouxmichelle@gmail.com