learn-and-understand

i think the most fascinating thing about about learning you’re a lesbian is understanding in little bursts of memory that you’ve been a lesbian your whole life. if you’re a lesbian, you were a lesbian when you were six months old. you were just a lesbian baby. that’s just how it is. you were a 7-year-old lesbian and a 12-year-old lesbian and a sophomore in high school lesbian. you have been a lesbian in every facet and niche of memory you have. wow

Listen I know we all love bilingual Lance and boy oh boy guess who’s here with some bilingual headcanons!!

•Lance used to speak fluent spanish as a child, but when he started going to public school, he just … Lost that ability.
•Lance can understand some words and phrases in spanish but doesn’t really know how to form sentences. (he knows all the cursewords and tries to use them as much as he can bc that’s Cool™)
•He can understand enough words to get the gist of what people are saying.
•Lance started to feel kind of detatched from his family since he couldn’t speak spanish and basically everyone else (save for the younger kids) could.
•His family doesn’t put any effort into teaching him spanish bc they want him to be more American than Hispanic (a sad truth that I unfortunately experienced)
•Lance starts to take spanish classes seriously when he gets to high school. He slowly learns how to form proper sentences, and he’s at the top of his class bc he wants to connect with his family language-wise. He tries hard, and grasps the language without any help from his fluent-spanish-speaking parents.
•One time, he had to do a project in spanish class, but he didn’t know how to form the sentence he wanted. So, he goes to his parents for help.
•Big mistake.
•His parents are from different regions of south america, so they speak different forms of spanish. Whatever he’s learning at school is. Not. The same.
•He had to go back and forth from his dad to his mom for one goddamn question like holy crow.
•"No, no! Your father is wrong! I speak PROPER spanish!“
-That was an actual quote from my mother it’s legit.
•His father ends up being right. At least in terms of School Spanish.
•Lance’s teacher ended up taking points away anyway bc she knew he wasn’t capable of speaking in such eloquent, complex spanish.
•He once went over his vocab list with his fam since he forgot his spanish dictionary at school. Another mistake. Don’t ask your different-spanish-speaking parents for translations when they’re in the same room.
•They spent more time arguing about the translation than actually translating.
•Mom: “Aficion? I’ve never heard that word in my life! It doesn’t exist!”
•"It means ceiling fan, mom.“
•M: “Oh! Then you mean ‘hincha’!”
•Dad: “Hincha?! Are you trying to teach our son slang?!”
•"Wait, that’s slang?!“
•"Well, ya-”
•D: “Aficion es the tiki tiki.”
•M: “No. El tiki tiki es la hincha!”
•They slowly seep into full spanish and Lance is watching on in amusement.
•He ends up texting his aunt about the right answer, and she tells him that it’s aficion.
•Mom loses the argument.
•He has a presentation in class for an oral test. He knows he has a great accent and great understanding of spanish, but when he goes up to speak, he can’t say anything.
•Everything comes out slow and stuttered, but he still gets an A+ bc his pronunciation is on point.
•There’s a non-hispanic/latinx kid in his class. They get straight A’s and speak faster than Lance. Lance is jealous of them. It’s not fair that a person who isn’t surrounded by latin culture can speak it so well, while he can’t.
•They’re the top 2 in the class, but Lance is always second. He’s always second in everything.
•Eventually, Lance learns enough Spanish to understand full sentences. He gets a giddiness in his chest when he can understand EXACTLY what is being said in spanish. He loves it.
•Even when his parents are scolding him in spanish, he tries his best not to smile bc he UNDERSTANDS!! •He tries to get his parents/family to communicate with him in Spanish more bc he’s so proud that he can FINALLY understand them. He feels connected to them again, and loves the feeling of embracing his heritage at last.
•Then … His family asks hin why he never talks back in spanish.
•Lance is still shy and insecure about his spanish, bc sometimes he makes mistakes. And sometimes, fluent speakers are not the nicest when it comes to that. He’s afraid they’ll make fun of him bc he’s still learning.
•He goes to a restaurant that has people who only speak spanish in it. He then has to order from the menu.
•He asks for a soda. When the waitress leaves, his entire family is beaming at him. He asks why.
•They gush about his perfect pronunciation and format. They’re proud of him. They had no idea he knew it so well.
•Lance is almost brought to tears bc his family is just as proud of him as he is - especially on something so important to him.
•He talks and laughs with his family at dinner again after that.
•When he gets in space, he tries to keep himself knowledgeable in spanish. He doesn’t want to forget again.
•He listens to old spanish radio shows and songs all of the time. He listens to sports, no matter which kind, in spanish.
•He tries to teach the other paladins Spanish. He grins when they start cussing under their breath in spanish. Sometimes, the paladins will just slip into it and they’ll forget that they’re speaking another language bc it’s so second-nature to them.
•But Lance notices, and it feels a little more like home.

in all seasons of skam, this was one of the moments when jonas’ friendship felt the strongest. because you can see how genuinely worried he is for isak. isak, the best friend he’s known for years, the best friend he grew with. and it’s so obvious jonas has always cared for isak, it was obvious back in season 1 when he asked eva if he could join them at the cabin so he wouldn’t be alone, because he knew he and eva were pretty much his only friends, and he tried to not make isak feel left out. it was obvious when isak’s dad ran off and his mother wasn’t doing well at all, and jonas stayed with him so he wouldn’t have to be so alone, face everything alone 

jonas knows isak, knows how isak usually behaves, knows that isak doesn’t go around pushing people like that, especially not a friend who was simply teasing him. in that moment, jonas doesn’t simply feel like isak is not behaving like his usual self. it’s more than that, jonas feels, sees that he’s losing isak, the isak he knows, and that isak is also losing himself. and it’s scary when you don’t recognize the best friend you’ve learned to understand and grown to so genuinely care about, the best friend whose well-being means so much to you. and you can hear the fear in jonas’ voice, in the way he curses, you can see it in his eyes as he tries to hold isak’s gaze, tries to read his face, tries to understand what’s going on. jonas is not angry and pushing isak away, he’s worried and trying to hold on to him as best as he can at that moment. because this is not only scary for jonas, it’s confusing as hell, he’s not used to seeing isak like this, i don’t think he’s ever had to deal with isak behaving like this 

and he tells him, in the next episode. that no one’s angry at him, that they’re just worried about him. he tells him that he can come talk to him, because i think that’s what they’ve always done. jonas knows he can’t force isak to open up, knows that isak will usually reach out to him when he’s ready, at his own rhythm. and this is why when isak finally makes the first steps to talk to him, jonas sort of immediately feels some sort of relief. and this is part of the reason why jonas reacts to isak’s coming out the way he does, like it’s no big deal. because it is no big deal to jonas. it’s no big deal to him in general, but especially in that moment, because he sees that his best friend hasn’t slipped away like he feared he might, that his best friend is here and that’s honestly all that could possibly matter to him 

On trauma aftermaths that don't advance the plot

The way TV shows trauma can lead people to expect every reference to trauma to be a plot point. This can be isolating to people coping with the aftermaths of trauma. Sometimes people treat us as stories rather than as people. Sometimes, instead of listening to us, they put a lot of pressure on us to advance the plot they’re expecting.

On TV, triggers tend to be full audiovisual flashbacks that add something to the story. You see a vivid window into the character’s past, and something changes. On TV, trauma aftermaths are usually fascinating. Real life trauma aftermaths are sometimes interesting, but also tend to be very boring to live with.

On TV, triggers tend to create insight. In real life, they’re often boring intrusions interfering with the things you’d rather be thinking about. Sometimes knowing darn well where they come from doesn’t make them go away. Sometimes it’s more like: Seriously? This again?

On TV, when trauma is mentioned, it’s usually a dramatic plot point that happens in a moment. In real life, trauma aftermaths are a mundane day-to-day reality that people live with. They’re a fact of life — and not necessarily the most important one at all times. People who have experienced trauma do other things too. They’re important, but not the one and only defining characteristic of who someone is. And things that happened stay important even when you’re ok. Recovery is not a reset. Mentioning the past doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in crisis.

On TV, when a character mentions trauma, or gets triggered in front of someone, it’s usually a dramatic moment. It changes their life, or their relationship with another character, or explains their backstory, or something. In real life, being triggered isn’t always a story, and telling isn’t always a turning point. Sometimes it’s just mentioning something that happened to be relevant. Sometimes it’s just a mundane instance of something that happens from time to time.

Most people can’t have a dramatic transformative experience every time it turns out that their trauma matters. Transformative experiences and moments of revelation exist, but they’re not the end all and be all of trauma aftermaths. Life goes on, and other things matter too. And understanding what a reaction means and where it came from doesn’t always make it go away. Sometimes, it takes longer and has more to do with skill-building than introspection. Sometimes it doesn’t go away.

On a day to day level, it’s often better to be matter-of-fact about aftermaths. It can be exhausting when people see you as a story and expect you to advance the plot whenever they notice some effect of trauma. Pressure to perform narratives about healing doesn’t often help people to make their lives better. Effect support involves respecting someone as a complex human, including the boring parts.

The aftermath of trauma is a day-to-day reality. It affects a lot of things, large and small. It can be things like being too tired to focus well in class because nightmares kept waking you up every night this week. TV wants that to be a dramatic moment where the character faces their past and gets better. In real life, it’s often a day where you just do your best to try and learn algebra anyway. Because survivors do things besides be traumatized and think about trauma. Sometimes it’s not a story. Sometimes it’s just getting through another day as well as possible.

A lot of triggers are things like being unable to concentrate on anything interesting because some kinds of background noises make you feel too unsafe to pay attention to anything else. For the zillionth time.  Even though you know rationally that they’re not dangerous. Even though you know where they come from, and have processed it over and over. Even if you’ve made a lot of progress in dealing with them, even if they’re no longer bothersome all the time. For most people, recovery involves a lot more than insight. The backstory might be interesting, but being tired and unable to concentrate is boring.

Triggers can also mean having to leave an event and walk home by yourself while other people are having fun, because it turns out that it hurts too much to be around pies and cakes. Or having trouble finding anything interesting to read that isn’t intolerably triggering. Or having trouble interacting with new people because you’re too scared or there are too many minefields. Or being so hypervigilant that it’s hard to focus on anything. No matter how interesting the backstory is, feeling disconnected and missing out on things you wanted to enjoy is usually boring.

When others want to see your trauma as a story, their expectations sometimes expand to fill all available space. Sometimes they seem to want everything to be therapy, or want everything to be about trauma and recovery.

When others want every reference to trauma to be the opening to a transformative experience, it can be really hard to talk about accommodations. For instance, it gets hard to say things like:

  • “I’m really tired because of nightmares” or 
  • “I would love to go to that event, but I might need to leave because of the ways in which that kind of thing can be triggering” or 
  • “I’m glad I came, but I can’t handle this right now” or
  • “I’m freaking out now, but I’ll be ok in a few minutes” or 
  • “I need to step out — can you text me when they stop playing this movie?”

It can also be hard to mention relevant experiences. There are a lot of reasons to mention experiences other than wanting to process, eg:

  • “Actually, I have experience dealing with that agency”
  • “That’s not what happens when people go to the police, in my experience, what happens when you need to make a police report is…”
  • “Please keep in mind that this isn’t hypothetical for me, and may not be for others in the room as well.”

Or any number of other things.

When people are expecting a certain kind of story, they sometimes look past the actual person. And when everyone is looking past you in search of a story, it can be very hard to make connections.

It helps to realize that no matter what others think, your story belongs to you. You don’t have to play out other people’s narrative expectations. It’s ok if your story isn’t what others want it to be. It’s ok not to be interesting. It’s ok to have trauma reactions that don’t advance the plot. And there are people who understand that, and even more people who can learn to understand that.

It’s possible to live a good life in the aftermath of trauma. It’s possible to relearn how to be interested in things. It’s possible to build space you can function in, and to build up your ability to function in more spaces. It’s often possible to get over triggers. All of this can take a lot of time and work, and can be a slow process. It doesn’t always make for a good story, and it doesn’t always play out the way others would like it to. And, it’s your own personal private business. Other people’s concern or curiosity does not obligate you to share details.

Survivors and victims have the right to be boring. We have the right to deal with trauma aftermaths in a matter-of-fact way, without indulging other people’s desires for plot twists. We have the right to own our own stories, and to keep things private. We have the right to have things in our lives that are not therapy; we have the right to needed accommodations without detailing what happened and what recovery looks like. Neither traumatic experiences nor trauma aftermaths erase our humanity.

We are not stories, and we have no obligation to advance an expected plot. We are people, and we have the right to be treated as people. Our lives, and our stories, are our own.

The greatest challenges of each sign

The biggest challenge in the life of Aries will be learning to stay calm and let fate guide them sometimes.

The biggest challenge in Taurus’s life will be learning to let go, knowing when to quit a job, a relationship, etc …

The biggest challenge in Gemini’s life will be learning how to handle their emotions, what they want and what they don’t want.

The biggest challenge in the life of the Cancer will be learning to forgive, open up more and do what they feel like.

The biggest challenge in Leo’s life will be learning to accept criticism, to understand that others may be better than they.

The biggest challenge in the life of the Virgo will be learning to accept their own imperfections, as well as those of others.

The biggest challenge in the life of the Libra will be to understand that they can not please everyone and act accordingly.

The biggest challenge in Scorpio’s life will be learning to accept the help of others, knowing that they are not invincible.

The biggest challenge in the life of the Sagittarius will be learning to listen the orders to achieve realistic goals.

The biggest challenge in the life of Capricorn will be learning to fail and face factors that they don’t master.

The biggest challenge in Aquarius’s life will be to learn to better understand human nature.

The biggest challenge in the life of Pisces will be to discover stability and learn to give / take fairly.

i want to make a list of movies/books/etc where a major plot point is “mom helps daughter kill a man who hurt her, or at the very least helps her hide the body” but in general that is never what the actual plot is about, so it’s huge spoilers, which is ACTUALLY KINDA WEIRD now that i am thinking about it. with dad movies it’s the whole plot of the things, SOMEONE HURT HIS DAUGHTER AND NOW THEY’RE GONNA PAY

but i read a book once that was entirely about a girl going back to her hometown after twenty years and trying to reconcile with her mother after The Incident. then they finally reveal 80% of the way through the book that The Incident was that protag thought she’d killed her date rapist and had been scared to come back because she’d somehow made it twenty years without consequences, but actually she’d only seriously injured her date rapist. protag’s mom had found the guy while looking for her wayward daughter, realized what happened, and ran him over with her truck and buried the body under her garden. she never said anything because of Mom Code.

there was no indication at any point prior to this that this was a book about a murder. it was a heartwarming coming-of-age story about a woman entering her middle years learning to better understand her mother. that just happened to include covering up a murder. protag thought her mom was just an obsessive gardener.

Aries Higher Place: They are in tune with their inner fire and can direct it, they’ve learned some patience, and they “get” the human spirit.

Taurus Higher Place: Has learned some healthy detachment, has endurance to spare, understands slow healing, and listens to body and feelings.

Gemini Higher Place: Open minded, accepting of others, has a connection to emotions on some level, and interaction and observation are in balance. 

Cancer Higher Place: Has developed a strong identity, lets the past go, overcomes jealousy, and finds happiness in giving and helping others.

Leo Higher Place: Highly generous, follows their heart, learns understanding and humility, leads with grace and dignity, and is welcoming.

Virgo Higher Place: Balances tolerance with discernment, is nurturing, learns to let things be, giving, and balances confidence with humility.

Libra Higher Place: Trusts in themselves, creates a strong identity and has pride in it, embraces their flaws, is good-hearted, and fair-minded.

Scorpio Higher Place: Compassionate, uses their powers for good, patient and understanding of others, and heals and wards off self-destruction.

Sagittarius Higher Place: Understands human nature, sticks to their morals, is open minded, brave, can see the big picture, and follows their mind and heart harmoniously.

Capricorn Higher Place: Is in touch with their soft side, accepts others beliefs and lifestyles, learns to give comfort, and focuses on happiness.

Aquarius Higher Place: Tolerant, lets others express themselves, understands human nature, is spiritually connected, and see’s the big picture.

Pisces Higher Place: Kind, self-sacrificing, heals, is emotionally and spiritually in tune, finds will power, and perception and intuition x10.

I like to think that the reason you have to answer a riddle to get into the Ravenclaw common room is not to prove that you know everything, but to eventually force you to acknowledge that you don’t. Someday you’ll get a riddle that you can’t figure out, and you’ll learn one way or another that it’s okay to ask for help, and that there is always more to learn. Ravenclaw to me isn’t about being smart and knowing things, so much as it’s about having a genuine desire to learn and understand.

things that should happen w malec in 2b:

  • a👏🏻kiss👏🏻initiated👏🏻by👏🏻magnus👏🏻
  •  a concept; casual intimacy 
  • like malec holding hands 
  • forehead kisses!! 
  • kissing each other goodbye/good luck/ good morning 
  • them waking up to each other, magnus with his hair unstyled, without make up and alec just admiring him for the way he is 
  •  alec making breakfast while magnus slowly creeps behind him to hold him and nuzzle his neck 
  •  saying i love you in every possible domestic situation 
  • malec being the power couple they are and fighting off circle members together 
  •  alec would make sure magnus is covered while magnus would unleash his true demon prince™ powers basically killing everyone 
  • what im saying is i want more powerful magnus while alec nuts in the background 
  •  did i already mention a kiss initiated by magnus 
  • literally imagine him just pulling alec by the lapels or the back of his neck for a kiss while alec would get absolutely breathless  
  •  MORE 👏🏻HUGS👏🏻 
  • especially cuddly ones where they’re just laying in random places at magnus’ apartment, holding each other tight, maybe burying their face in the others neck and smelling them a bit 
  •  every deep™ conversation has to be on the balcony from now on 
  • alec interacting with magnus’ magic!!! 
  •  either sharing him his strength again or just playing with it a bit 
  •  clary finally doing something useful and inventing the alliance rune for them 
  • magnus sharing his past with alec and alec learning to understand his background better 
  • them adopting madzie because come on they’ve already been officially established as her dads 
  • overall more intimacy initiated by magnus, taking his feelings into account more so things like 207 won’t happen again 
  •  them bickering like an old married couple 
  • alec moving in to magnus' 
  • alec’s parents starting to accept their relationship and realizing it’s serious and that it’s not going anywhere 
  • alec asking to see magnus’ cat eyes again more properly this time and them having a moment™
  • more screen time
  • no more goddamn interruptions 
  • malec getting engaged in the season finale

JK Rowling did something incredible with Harry Potter: she presented grey characters to a young audience. The series has an obvious good x bad dynamic, but some very important people are grey: James, Sirius, Dumbledore, Snape. You can get angry and call me names all you want, but it’s a fact that the four of them did very good and very bad things in canon. Some did more bad, others did more good, but they’re neither angels, nor devils, all of them. And there’s a great lesson in this that, based on some confessions, many clearly don’t understand yet. That life is complex. Everyone is multidimensional. In real life, everyone is grey. The people you love, your favorite people they can also do wrong, commit crimes, they most likely already did hurt someone real badly some day. And this should help you learn not to completely vilify people, because you don’t know what they’re going through and how they got where they are, and because in most cases redemption is possible. Learning and changing is possible. I’m not saying that hurting people shouldn’t be frowned upon, it should, it has to be judged and fought against. But UNDERSTANDING the context, the people involved is so important. This is why we don’t simply kill off everyone that makes a mistake. Yes, we all have light and dark inside us. Going between them is a matter of choice, but note this: some get that choice easily delivered to them, while others struggle. Learn to understand the struggles. We don’t get the same conditions in life.

Language Learning Styles

You can have 1 or more styles combined, that depends on what you like or works for you. I tried to think of every style that i know.

Ant Style

The person who has this style is most probably that organized langblr who actually knows what they are doing. They have certain periods of time when they study and nothing can disturb their routine. 

How to know if you have this style? Easy, do you know when you’re done with studying your language? If you just thought of a period of time and what you are doing in this period, you’re an ant.

How to become an ant learner: take an agenda and make a schedule, a very detailed one. You write down everything, from what you study to for how long and with what (duo, flashcards, notebooks etc.)

p.s. This learns take everything seriously, their notes are probably goals, perfection is written everywhere and they work hard, too hard maybe.


Sloth Style

This is the entire opposite of the ant learners. Masters of procrastination, but somehow they know the language better than some ants? 

How to know if you have this style?  Ask yourself what plans you have tomorrow, if the answer is “sleeping” or “no idea”, congrats, you’re a sloth.

How to become a sloth learner: Hakuna Matata. 

p.s. this kind of learners prefer to immerse themselves, they prefer watching movies, listening to music, looking at others how they explain and they observe everything, they don’t have notebooks, they are spontaneous. (that’s why they are awake at 3am playing on duo most probably.


Panda Style 

This style is a combination of a sloth and an ant. They procrastinate like 20 hours and in the last 4 they can finish a duo tree, talk with Nth natives and finish Grey’s Anatomy in their target language. 

Keep reading

aries in the houses: what you make your own
taurus in the houses: what you need to be comfortable
gemini in the houses: what you’re constantly learning about
cancer in the houses: what you bring to life
leo in the houses: what you love so much that you must share
virgo in the houses: what you perfect
libra in the houses: what you’re devoted to
scorpio in the houses: where you have to learn about yourself to understand the house
sagittarius in the houses: where you are inspired and must inspire others
capricorn in the houses: where the means and the end are the same
aquarius in the houses: your place in the world
pisces in the houses: where you must go above and beyond to give of yourself

gentle reminder

whatever you’re going though is okay; it’s building you, you’re learning, you’re understanding and it’s not the end - so please try your best to not worry, because every problem has a solution: you can be brave, you can be strong, you can take breaks, you can pace yourself, you can cry if you need to, you can ask for help if you need to; no matter what comes your way, you can make it

If I’m being honest, Pidge is the hardest to sort in a Harry Potter au because like… she’s got two driving forces.

I usually sort Pidge into Ravenclaw because, assuming she went to Hogwarts as an 11yo Katie Holt, there is no doubt in my mind that she valued the pursuit of knowledge above all else back then. Like, she’s always been a prodigy hacker. And she’s the Green Paladin for the reason- she’s inquisitive, she has this burning inch to learn and touch and understand. Katie doesn’t want to just touch the stars; she wants to download them, in any way she can.

But Pidge Gunderson is a Slytherin. Pidge lies her way into government agencies, lies to her friends until she knows she can trust them, creates plans and backup plans and backup backup plans for everything because everything can go wrong. Everything has gone wrong for her. She’s cunning, and infiltrates, and is above all loyal. Her commitment to her family almost outstripped her duty to Voltron. But as a Slytherin, she was able to see her role in the larger picture… and that same dedication kept her on the team.

When I think about Pidge, I call her Pidge Holt in my mind. Because she’s no longer Katie… but her family name is Holt, not Gunderson. You can’t have one part without the other. They’re intertwined, you know? Ultimately, I decided that Pidge was a Ravenclaw just to spread out all five Paladins across the four houses, lmao.

ITALY - 09

DON’T FORGET TO VOTE FOR ITALY, OCCIDENTALI’S KARMA 🐒🐒

Funny monkeys aside, the meaning of this song is really amazing. It criticizes nowadays society and the lack of ideals in the Western (Occidentali) countries. Instead of learning and understanding other cultures we exploit them for our needs and empty them of their true meaning. That’s what the song is about. It’s a mockery of people who take bits of other cultures without fully understanding them, just because it’s a trend and it’s “cool” to do so.

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The more room you give yourself to express your true thoughts and feelings, the more room there is for your wisdom to emerge. - Marianne Williamson ✨

I’ve been having so many issues with expressing my true feelings and it’s been eating me up inside. My mood would change and even affect other people. I hate it so much. My past has made me this way. I was always around people who would tell me I’m too emotional and didn’t care about my feelings at all. I’m learning to understand that now I’m finally friends with people who actually are sensitive to my emotions and care about how I feel. Im learning to express how I feel instead of bottling up inside because I never want to hurt the people who actually care about me. Everyday is a new step. Just believe in yourself and everything will be fine. I promise ❤

Photo by: @nikkrich

jefferson jackson: 

- was capable of learning, understanding, and then BETTERING the mechanics of the waverider, all with about a year of college experience, making him a mostly self taught engineer. at nineteen

- saved the entire world from the dominators. it was ALL him + stein as firestorm. everyone else pretty much did nothing

- is sara lance’s second, making him rip hunter’s third, making him considerably higher up the chain of command for the team than all the other members who are considerably older than him

- loves his mom a lot

- is stronger than a nuclear bomb

- cute!!! very cute!!!!

- pure of heart and true of spirit

youtube

With over 9 million views in less than 2 weeks, this ad from Vicks tells the story of a transgender mother in India and the daughter she adopted with whom she has a profound, indescribably loving bond.

Ten years have elapsed since the adoption that saved little Gayatri from being trafficked into the sex industry. She recalls those years as filled with support, love, and courage – but now the daughter wonders: if her civics class says all citizens are entitled to basic rights, why is her mother denied them?

That’s why she won’t be a doctor, as her mother wishes. She will be a lawyer.

Watch the video above. Storytelling is our glimpse into the lives of each other, where we come to learn understanding, feel compassion, and drive ourselves toward doing better.

“I don’t feel special,” said Gauri. “I became a mother because of Gayatri and she is my pillar of strength. I did what every mother does.”