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Women of Strength #062

Women of Strength #062

I grew up in a matriarchal family with my mother as a single mother supported by her widowed mother, both of whom were greatly influenced by my great grandmother, a strong figure who raised 12 children in 20s and 30s Ireland.

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Theme: Grandmother Positive role models Strong Mothers

Learning from the Negatives #061

Learning from the Negatives #061

She smoked and the spit wash with a tissue on your face was always a mixture of lipstick and nicotine. The sound of flip-flops on callused heels with the washing basket on the hip while she walked down the garden path puffing furiously sticks with me.

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Theme: Doing it differently Healing through motherhood