I grew up in a middle-class family.
We had a home and a car.
We didn’t have a great job.
I think the world of my parents.
But my parents were never rich.
So, I grew to be an American who got by in part by working at the lowest wage I could get.
I worked long hours.
I made money.
I saved for retirement.
And I made a lot of mistakes.
I didn’t earn the respect and love I wanted, and I didn´t get the opportunities that I wanted.
I was born in the 1960s, a time when the US was still a pretty diverse society, and we were still a bit in the middle of the Cold War.
It was a time of racial tensions.
I remember a lot about the civil rights movement, particularly in the south.
So my parents and I had this feeling that if you worked hard, you could succeed.
That´s a pretty old-fashioned, pretty conservative, pretty racist view.
And it was not the view that I was ever going to get.
The 1960s were a time that was still very much shaped by the social ills that were happening around the country, and so I thought, well, I´m going to go into that world, because I want to do what I can to help.
And that was my plan for a lot a long time.
My mom, who was a waitress at a restaurant, started cooking in the late 1950s, and that´s when I started working.
So I grew into a really nice, pretty successful, middle-aged white woman.
I would spend all my money on clothes, and food, and movies, and everything else.
I grew a beard and a mustache.
I had a nice car.
I got a nice house.
I went to college.
I did graduate work.
But it was just a big, empty life, and it was hard for me.
I wasn´t working that hard.
I just got by.
I never had any aspirations of becoming an artist or an entrepreneur.
I only wanted to have a job, and if I could just get by, I would do anything.
I think that my parents would have been proud of me, but I also think they would have felt a little bit ashamed that I would go on working so hard, and not earning enough money to put me in a position to have an impact on the world.
It was just hard to see that happen, because they were pretty wealthy.
So their expectations for me were that I could be a successful and successful woman.
And the truth is, I couldnt.
And they weren´t able to get me in the best jobs.
So, they weren’t happy.
And what really set me apart from them was that I had so much of what they considered an important part of being an American, and a woman, and an American woman, to be able to do this kind of work.
And when I went back to school, they were worried that I wouldn´t be able.
They were worried about the things that they felt were limiting me, or that I wasn’t doing enough.
And so I started getting some help, and then it just clicked.
My parents, my sister, my mom, they all kind of saw it, and they kind of understood that I needed to do it, so they were like, well we have to work together to help you get the job.
And, you know, I started taking classes.
I took classes with my mom and dad, and my sister.
And my sister did some good work on the internet.
She started teaching classes.
My mother also became a tutor for her students, so we were learning about how to communicate.
I became a consultant for a nonprofit that works with women and girls, so my mom had her own nonprofit to help out with some of the things.
My sister got a job teaching English, and started doing a few projects.
My mum started helping out at the school, and became a mentor to my sister and a mentor for my parents, and finally, my dad started taking me on trips around the world and doing things that were kind of unusual to me.
So there was a whole range of experiences.
I spent a lot time working at restaurants and doing freelance work, and doing some travel.
And eventually, my parents gave up on me.
They said, we don’t want you, you are not the kind of person that we want to be a part of our family.
So that´d be the end of me.
That was my experience growing up.
But I never really went into the world for that kind of thing.
I thought it was so weird.
And then, as a teenager, I realized that the world around me was changing and I was seeing more of it.
It wasn´ts just the United States anymore.
It is all over the world, in every part of the