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

Rickie Elizabeth
Forge

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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
Forge

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