my father was a violent man and I grew up to marry a violent man. I want my son to live differently. I do my best but clearly my own history and genetics have not given him the most promising start. this is why I say change is needed for everyone. not just men. men may be committing violence, but women have to break their own destructive patterns which have a part in creating violent men. it’s universal, the ways in which we are failing. men will not change without the help and support of women.

I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up, but I know I want it to be spelled right and punctuated correctly. I guess that’s something.

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