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Meet Terra

Meet Terra

Zoeyjane with Busy Dad and Miss Britt Reflecting in her Sun Glasses

“Forgive yourself.  You’re the one who deserves it.”

That was the last sentence that Grace Davis spoke at her Keynote speech at BlogHer.   With tears in my eyes I panned the full room, hearing sniffles and observing tear streaked cheeks, and they landed on Terra.  She was up from her seat, in the arms of Angie, and I felt compelled to go to her.

I think I hugged her.  I think I kissed her cheek.  I think I asked her if she was ok.   I don’t remember exactly, though, because all I can clearly remember is the look on her face.  The face of a young woman wise beyond her years.  The face of a young woman who has been to hell and back.  The face of a young woman  learning to forgive herself.

Terra and I worked on a project together.  We had our individual work to be done, but we worked together.  I would be up late, trying to finish, to make the deadline, and instead of working I would be chatting with Terra.   We really got to know each other during that time and I looked forward to meeting her at BlogHer.

“Have you seen Terra yet?”

“Has Terra come in yet?”

“I hope I see Terra soon.”

When I did see her she was out, though. Literally out.  I was taken aback and  I didn’t know what to think.   I saw pain in her eyes, however it wasn’t until I saw the look in her face at the Keynote Speech that I understood.   Then bits and pieces of conversations flooded me.  It wasn’t about me. Or [you.] Or [them.]  It was about her.  She was dealing with everything and nothing and then some.

Yesterday she posted her manifesto.

Terra has had so much heartache.

Terra has had so much hardship.

Terra has seen so much ugliness.

But…

Terra also has a strong soul.

Terra will always prevail.

Terra is beautiful.

Of all this I am certain…

Another thing I am certain of is that Terra—no matter what—will always have a friend in me.



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