by Bethany There I was, twenty-four years old and I’d never had a vaginal exam. I don’t like being touched in the first place, let alone being poked and prodded in my sacred areas. I had avoided the pap smear
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I used to be afraid that success would mean the weight of too much responsibility. As a child, I was burdened with the responsibility of keeping my family functioning—by keeping the secret, by keeping my parents happy, by being good. I never had the choice of taking it off. That was too much weight for a child, but the false responsibility of my childhood isn’t the same as valid responsibility now. As an adult, I’m equipped to handle the tasks that belong to me. I also have the choice of how much responsibility to accept. I can grow into new opportunities at a pace I feel comfortable with. ”