Stories – being or feeling “different”

Kelly Dobbins

A BODY OF WORK by Kelly Dobbins

I should see a psychiatrist about this because I work my ass off, but I'm uncomfortable going out in public! ...
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Wendy Tokuda

A SHY TV ANCHOR by Wendy Tokuda

I was a living stereotype of the nice little Japanese girl: quiet, polite, and obedient. My mom worried that I ...
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Sohini Chakraborty

AN INDEPENDENT WOMAN by Sohini Chakraborty

The traditional way of life in India is that children continue to live with their parents or their families until ...
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Kim Cooper

DEAR TOKYO, MEET YOUR NEXT POP STAR by Kimberly Cooper

So who says a 5 foot 1, pudgy redhead can't go to Japan to become the next pop star singing ...
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Terri Lyne Carrington

FULL CIRCLE by Terri Lyne Carrington

Due to the fact that I am a drummer, playing an instrument predominantly played by men in the male-dominated music ...
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Kelly Crowley

GOLD MEDAL MERMAID by Kelly Crowley

When you're the odd kid out at a small Catholic grammar school, you're destined to get picked last for every ...
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IN VINO VERITAS by Ginny Lambrix

I had to convince the French owner of the company, Jean Charles, that I could be completely happy in grubby ...
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Barbara Stitzer

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CLICK by Barbara Stitzer

When I was a little girl, every shooting star, every coin tossed into every fountain, every candle blow of the ...
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Moina Shaiq

MEET A MUSLIM by Moina Shaiq

It was standing room only and it was pretty overwhelming. I invited people to ask me any questions that they ...
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Rebecca Chamaa

REVEALING MY SECRET: I HAVE PARANOID SCHIZOPHRENIA by Rebecca Chamaa

Sure, living with paranoid schizophrenia is difficult, but so are millions of other things. Cancer is difficult. Diabetes is difficult ...
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Doris Granny D Haddock

WALKING ACROSS AMERICA IN MY 90TH YEAR by Doris “Granny D” Haddock

Well, was that me? Old Doris? It was not the Doris who had sat meekly among them a year and ...
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