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I am the product of so many influences

March 13, 2015

This post is reader Jane Bevis’ response to our community assignment, “What makes you a woman in the world?” We would love to hear from you!

What makes me me? My parents’ expectation that I would use whatever talents I had. My teachers who spotted those talents and developed them. My bosses who were prepared to trust me to use them. I am the product of so many influences. But underneath it all, I am also the rather feisty, determined and at times contrary woman who has been sharing her views, invited or otherwise, ever since she could talk!