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Jessica Anya Blau: The Word That Changed my Life

"I, as the middle child, was the soft, smiley, easy one. I knew it was my role to not make demands, not cause trouble, and never say no. My place in my family carried on as my place in the world and by the time I had turned 20 I was such a people pleaser that I couldn’t even turn down a date for fear I’d hurt the feelings of the guy who had asked me out..." Read More

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Jennifer Haupt is a writer based in Seattle, Washington. She has written for O, The Oprah Magazine, Readers Digest, and The Christian Science Monitor.

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