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By Tahisha Sherman

Athens, GA Community

"For me being resilient is about introspection and finding my inner strength. The world is tough. Being a Black Bi-racial woman is tough. Navigating Motherhood is tough. I viscerally want to protect my kids from hurt and harm, but I know that I won't be able to, and that I shouldn't even, shield them from all pain. Above all else, I have got to be able to look at myself square in the eye at any given time and be able to sit with my words, choices, actions and character. It takes a backbone of steel to be resilient."