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How to Claim Your Physical Space (Especially if You Were Taught to Take Up Less of It)

With practice, women can unlearn the social cues that have made us smaller

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When I was in elementary school, a teacher came up to me to quietly tell me that I was sitting incorrectly. I was reading a book and I had my ankle on my knee. She told me that it was impolite…




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Rickie Elizabeth

Rickie Elizabeth

Questioning everything, accumulating facts. Tea-lover, long-distance runner, introspective overthinker. Finding humor in the absurd.

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