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The Mansion That Made Me

The space that we are raised in shapes us, for better or for worse

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“We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped…




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Sarah Olson Michel

Sarah Olson Michel

Feminist, scientist. Battling chronic illness. Horse crazy. (she/they)

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