Unguarded and Beautiful

We grew up in a poor world and the world wasn’t kind to ‘our kind’ of people. My dad was a good man, but my mother drove the ship.

She and my older sister were strong. It never entered my thoughts that women weren’t the equal of men.

My sister played football with Hope Powell for Millwall Lioness’ was a champion majorette and is smart. I followed her and she was my role model.

I have always gravitated towards women as friends more than men. And older women see the world in a different way, and should be able to be celebrated in whatever way they see fit.