F is for Fighting

R is for Resistance

E is for Enlightenment

E is for Entitlement

D is for Don’t give up

O is for Overcome… (We shall…)

M is for My life, My choices.

I am a child of the 50’s, raised in the 60’s and 70’s. Born in India (Pakistan) after the Partition. Raised in Vietnam – in between the French and American wars; in Cambodia after the end of the French Protectorate. Then in West Africa, right after Independence from the French, later in East Africa, free from the English. Independence. Freedom.

The 60’s and their “line extension”, the 70’s, were two decades of Fighting for Freedom. Dr King, Kennedy, the civil rights, the pill, freedom for blacks, for women, freedom for minorities. Woodstock with Richie Havens. Then abortion in the 70’s. I remember Simone Weil being insulted in the French Parliament for promoting the abortion…

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