Adriana Lima is a world-renowned supermodel, known best for gracing the runways as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, and being a spokesmodel for Maybelline Cosmetics. What most people don’t know about the 33-year old beauty is that she is multiracial, having Caribbean, French, Japanese, Portuguese, Native American and African heritage.
We are, every one of us, mothers to an unruly family: the members of a collectively-mismatched but individually-cherished brood of children who comprise our jewelry box. Feather earrings–the free-spirited daughter, barefoot, running through a hydrant on a summer day. A pearl choker–studious, future-minded, voted “Most Likely to Succeed.” Each her own person, they’re both reflections of influences past as well as projections of our ability to nurture through to maturity pride and self-confidence.
Back before Adderall–when “Monster” wasn’t an energy drink but a creature hiding under your bed, when Starbucks better known for its perverse, bare-breasted mermaid logo than coffee–we taught kids to not do drugs. Pity the junior high health instructor whose curriculum has been hacked and slashed as a result: Do I put the module on eCigarettes before or after the herpes quiz? Decisions, decisions.