I am Enough

There’s this one scene in the movie Pretty Woman where Vivian is lying in bed with Edward. The dialogue goes like this: Vivian: People put you down enough, you start to believe it. Edward: I think you are a very bright, very special woman. Vivian: The bad stuff is easier to believe. You ever notice […]

You Get to Decide

I can remember my very first “she did it anyway” moment so very distinctly. I grew up in Istanbul. For as long as I can remember, I wanted to go to the United States for college. I talked to my parents during middle school and made sure they knew my plans. I scoured every magazine […]

You in the Picture

In 2011, I wrote a blog post that said: In the last three years, I’ve taken over 200,000 photos. Most of these are pictures of my family. My kids, my husband, parents, etc.  I just went back and looked at all of them. Guess how many of these photos have me in them? Eleven. I […]