“Break on Through to the Other Side” Traveling with Forrest Gump

Back in 1950's and 1960's, sex was what bad girls did, at least that was the social propaganda. Even married couples on TV slept in twin beds. The shame of unwanted pregnancy was something considered worse than death. Body parts were not called by their scientific names but by cutesy words that served as labels …

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T Traveling with Forrest Gump

RESPECT Songwriter: Otis Redding Made into a single in 1967 Recorded by Aretha Franklin in 1967 What you wantBaby, I got itWhat you needDo you know I got it?All I'm askin'Is for a little respect I was born in 1949, a time when all female children were supposed to be "good" little girls. This expectation …

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India-The Value of Education and Stubbornness

Education is of very great importance to me, followed by the quality of stubbornness. Like many families, my relatives don't like to talk much about feelings. Dark secrets are buried and many tales are hidden away. As Yuval Noah Harari, writes in his book, Sapien, all cultures are based on stories and those in power decide which stories will dominate. But I …

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