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My Mother Was Strong, but I Did Not Want to Be Like Her

Coping in an oppressive system did not look appealing to me

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One cold rainy morning, when I was a young teenage girl heading into the spring of my life, my family and I sat in the prayer area of our living room, legs folded the way some people sit to make du’a. We had just finished…