Author: Elle Kurata

Elle Kurata was raised in Colorado Springs and currently lives in Washington, D.C. She enjoys 90's rap, dogs, swimming, and smiling politely and nodding.

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    When “Like Mother, Like Daughter” Doesn’t Apply

    Growing Up With A Mom No One Can Tell Is Mine

    I used to ask my mom if she wished I looked like her. I wondered if there was a certain connection she’d hoped to have—the sensation of seeing her own eyes reflected back at her in a younger version of herself. Was there a different kind of bond formed by teaching your daughter how to become a woman in a body that resembled the one you, yourself, had grown into?

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