Thanks so much for taking the time to read and respond, Jamie!

An open mindset towards communication and understanding is SO important. I'll be the first to admit that for as much as I hope this article and helpful comments such as yours will encourage and inspire others, I hope I will remember these notes and reminders when it comes time to have those tough conversations in my own real life. 🥴

Appreciate you!!

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Hi there. It’s been a very long time since I sat down and wrote an article, and as you can see from the title, this one is going to be anything but easy.

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Keeping it real since ‘95. Gen Z artist, author and entrepreneur.

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