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By @elizadushku “So much good #love! Our #Boston #THRIVEgulu event is tonight, 🙏 fundraiser @thrivegulu 🌱🌳💗 Check out #Jim’s gazebo being used for women’s groups, #YOGA & gatherings! We are a Trauma Healing & Rehabilitation Center in Gulu, Uganda for former victims of war- "From survivor~to THRIVER!” Hope we see you & thanks for your support! #MamaJudy #PapaJim" via @PhotoRepost_app

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I never really felt that cultural stigma of “I’m a girl and therefore can’t do such and such.” It didn’t originate from being a bad girl. I think it came from being encouraged to be outspoken, smart, bold and fearless, and that translated. I remember walking into my first audition here in Boston, and a lot of the girls were in dresses, with their mothers there. My brother brought me. I’d come straight from the playground, in a dirty T-shirt and cut-offs. Lucky for me, they were looking for a tomboy, but I had a sense of myself and it wasn’t a societal standard. I think it made me stand out.