I found this video on SoSheDid, a website I have come to love less than 24 hours after finding it. Here, Lily Myers talks about the age long issues of double standards, body image, and women being seen not heard. Lily also mentions how we unintentionally pass on biases and behaviors to other unsuspecting people who did nothing more than be in close proximity to us for an extended period.
I learned to absorb.
I took lessons from our mother in creating space around myself.
I learned to read the knots in her forehead while the guys went out for oysters,
and I never meant to replicate her, but
spend enough time sitting across from someone and you pick up their habits-