[The greatest challenge] in some ways is maybe finding community to really grow and feel supported in the work. Because you can't do it alone... I started this work when I was really young, so right from the beginning I was considered an expert, even though we had no idea what we were doing but I think we thought we did. So I think it was kind of brazen... I have two sons, and the gender issues are one of the largest multicultural issues to leap and bridge and explore. I was one of two girls, my sister has two daughters, my mother was one of two sisters -- so being involved with male culture has been an interesting growing edge. Exciting and not only challenging but also sad because I see what are ascribed to men and what are ascribed to women just by virtue of their gender... So that's been quite a learning [experience] and ongoing, as I'm raising adolescent boys, and seeing what they take and how to grow them in a way that respects their power and being in the world.
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