Value & Villagers

It was 1996 when the book It Takes a Village was released. I was 20 years old, about to be pregnant with my first child who (obviously) was about to be born to perfect parents who did not need the assistance of anyone else. Perhaps it’s true that the longer you live the more you realize how much you have to learn. At 20 years old, I was at the height of a full grown belief that I knew it all, not the least of which was how to be the perfect parent. Perhaps it’s because I was trying to figure out what I really thought of Hillary Clinton, a prominent female public figure, not as a politician, but as a woman, a mother, a professional, that this memory is etched in my mind. I had a strong reacti

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