Being a teen is past for me. Worrying about the world and my place in it is not.
One of the things I’ve always liked about my husband is he’s very good at lots of stuff. He was an English teacher when I met him. He wrote poetry and played the guitar. As time went on he decided to go into economics so he’s very analytical and mathematical in addition to his artsy side.
I had really great parents who always gave me lots of opportunity for choice but I didn’t always realize how rare that was for a girl for them to say ‘You can be a mom or have a career or do both or do something we haven’t thought of yet.’
The beauty of dystopia is that it lets us vicariously experience future worlds – but we still have the power to change our own.