My parent(s) wanted me to be happy as I am. I just lost my Mother in April 2021. She had to raise me often on her own under circumstances that were very difficult. She was always very proud of me and wanted me to feel the same pride that she did. I struggled for a very long time. I learned a lot about what it takes to be a strong person from my Mother. She was a breast cancer survivor. And probably one of the most powerful women that I know. I am proud to call her Mom.