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I’m Opting Out of Ambition

Bye bye

My 10-year-old daughter’s bedroom is dotted with awards. She has several academic excellence awards, a social justice award, and a smattering of other “official” accolades.

Framing them and hanging them on her wall wasn’t my idea — it was hers. She’s very proud of her awards.



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Kerala Taylor

Award-winning writer. Stories about the world we’ve lost & the world we’ve never had. Standing at the intersection of motherhood, work, race, & climate change.