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I Have the Freedom to Be Me

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    So my mom drops this bombshell on me

    that she would want me to be a woman who can be able to be independent which I thought made sense. But.... She goes on to say that I should be a woman who will be able to cook for my husband, considering that we are both coming from work and are both tired but just because I am...
    sunnydiana sunnydiana 18-21, F Dec 16, 2013

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    And I Use My Freedom Well!

    For so long... from the age of 6 until the age of 21, I was not my true self. I was not free to be myself. No, I guess no one held a gun to my head and made me dance to their beat. I think the real truth is, I was AFRAID to stand on my own two feet and be different than anyone...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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    I'm never truly free cos I have a few issues

    I've never been able to escape, but I have to be free to be me. I'm the only one who can be me and there is no one else like me. I have my own personality, talents, abilities, goals, and aspirations.
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Sep 6

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    Weather Mood Change

    I LOVE IT WHEN ITS COLD OUTSIDE AND WHEN IT SNOW OR RAIN CAUSE IT KEEP A FEW PEOPLE IN THE HOUSE BUT WHEN THE SUN COME OUT I GET MAD OR DEPRESS CAUSE ITS STARTING TO SEEM LIKE I DONT WANT TO BE AROUND A LOT OF PEOPLE WINTER IS BEAUTIFUL
    janetrose janetrose 46-50, F Apr 2, 2012

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    Freedom Of A Muslim Woman

    It is a truth a muslim woman should appear with her hijab, she loves it,& she is considering it as her protection she is free before a big crowd because she is with her hijab friends of iblees roaming everywhere but she is with her protection I wonder why she should be in the...
    radie radie 16-17 3 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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    Free!

    Whenever I think about this topic I come to this song by the English group Cast: Free Me: Give me some time to be me Give me the space that I need Give me a reason to be Give me some time to be I've got to open my eyes to see Give me the air that I breathe Give me the...
    CarolineBelinda CarolineBelinda 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2009

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    Just Debs

    The freedom to be me. I am a 44 year old transgendered women who lives in London Since a very early age I knew that there was something different about me. I did not like playing with guns on cars I liked my sister’s Cindy (Barbie) much better….. I did all the usual...
    debbie11T debbie11T 41-45, T 3 Responses Jul 7, 2012

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    Choice

                               I believe that  I still have the chance to say pretty much what  I feel. We havent  a  dictator as of...
    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F 7 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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    My parents just told me I better stop listening to this kind of music (muse, radiohead, etc) because it's to depressive "for my age", and because I am just writing lyrics like this...
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    the reason why freedom exist is for love exist, there is no love without freedom :P
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    I believe true freedom is to be free of limitations, to be willing to risk everything and be unafraid. Most importantly I believe to be free you have to lose everything you have...
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    Many have fought and died so that you and I can have that freedom. Use your words carefully:)
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    Islamic apostasy laws — a big disgrace in the 21st Century Posted: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:08 by Nahla Mahmoud It is absolutely ridiculous in the twenty-first century to...
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    Islamic apostasy laws — a big disgrace in the 21st Century Posted: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:08 by Nahla Mahmoud It is absolutely ridiculous in the twenty-first century to...
    Freedom4all Freedom4all 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Islamic apostasy laws — a big disgrace in the 21st Century Posted: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:08 by Nahla Mahmoud It is absolutely ridiculous in the twenty-first century to...
    Freedom4all Freedom4all 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    pistacchia pistacchia 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Do you really gain more freedom when you turn 18 or less? As a kid you are restricted by your parents And As a adult you are restricted by life
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