Halie I am so grateful that you had the courage to follow the breadcrumbs and uncover your family truths. It is powerful beyond measure that you are finally able to celebrate all the parts of yourself that make you a whole and uniquely beautiful woman. This piece will resonate deeply with all those who have looked in the mirror and wondered, and will also remind every reader that when we deny a part of ourselves, we loose more than we are aware of.

ADEOLA SHEEHY-ADEKALE

Writing on female experience, race, motherhood & self-development. Columnist at Green Parent magazine & Parenting Top Writer. Follow me on IG @adeola_moonsong.