The many facets of FOF women

“The more ways you define yourself, the better off you are,” I heard journalist and author, Malcolm Gladwell, say last night on a spectacular PBS show called Faces of America with Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

If someone asked you to define yourself, what would you say?

Do you look at yourself first as a mother or as an artist, business woman or lawyer? Do you think of yourself most as a daughter and sister or as a wife and girlfriend? Or maybe you’d answer that you’re a traveler or an adventurer…a philanthropist or a mentor…a caregiver or a fundraiser?

Like rare diamonds, FOF women are multi-faced and shine from many directions. None of us could possibly explain our essence with one phrase. There’s no law that says we must.

Malcolm Gladwell would think we’re definitely well off. He’s right.

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3 Responses to “The many facets of FOF women”

  1. JFB says:

    It can be a ‘toilet roll list’!!

  2. Maureen@IslandRoar says:

    I agree with LPC. And the older I get, the more “and’s” I seem to want to add.

  3. LPC says:

    Completely agree. My sister calls it, “The ‘And’ Model of Identity.”


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