Danielle, thank you for reading. If I could do it all over again, I would’ve never gone to that school in the first place. I would’ve headed straight to LU and called it a day. But I guess everything happens for a reason. I still shake my head at one peer who told me “you’re too militant, you need to find a boyfriend” instead of paying attention to the kinds of issues I was fighting for. So I respect when readers like you get it. I could’ve drank and partied my way through all four years and just ignored the blatant disrespect, but that’s just not in my character.

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