You’re Going to Be So Pretty Someday.

I was standing the living room at a family friend’s house. It was Christmas. Growing up, our family was very close with a couple other families in our neighborhood that were, well, just like us. Boisterous, fun New York Italians with last names ending in vowels. A friend of my parents came up to me and said, “You know, Vanessa, you’re going to be so pretty someday.”

But someday is not now…

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Vanessa Torre

Vanessa Torre

Top 10 feminist writer. Host of 🎙I Hadn’t Considered That. Writing about middle-age on Meeting in the Middle: vanessatorre.substack.com