I can’t tell you just how important it is that you wrote this. As a father of a 13-year old girl, it is so difficult to describe the nuances of the strength needed to push back against the advances of men. I can say, “you can say no” and “remember, men can be coercive and monstrous,” but I cannot recount in such excruciating detail exactly how it takes place so that she can prepare herself, avoid and, when necessary, pull from the experiences you describe here to find the will to push back. You may not even realize it, but this movement — and the extra effort you put into responding to those who just don’t get it — is a muscle you give little girls around the world. I’m truly thankful for you, and this.

A deep dive into photography, with professional photographer, artist and director, Josh S. Rose. Top Writer: Photography and Creativity.

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