Dear Daughter,

As you get older and become an adult, there are so many things I’d like to tell you. You may not listen to me because I’m your mom, and I’m annoying as fuck, but I’d like to try.

Please, please, please: Put yourself first. Always. I don’t want you to ever stop putting yourself first, with maybe the exception of if you decide to have a baby. Babies pretty much don’t let you put yourself first. They’re a fantastic lesson in humility. But…

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Amber Fraley

Amber Fraley

Blogging about mental illness, narcissistic abuse & survival, feminism, politics. Essayist, journalist, novelist, wife, mom, Kansan, repro rights activist.