I was raised to believe that you could be raised in or grow up in an environment and even if that environment is negative, it doesn't have to affect you in a negative way. I was raised to believe that men in the household do the cooking and the men cook generally very well, better than women. I was raised to believe that it's a good thing to read and be smart, and to know how to figure things out. I was raised to believe that our differences don't have to be
walls that keep us from interacting.