Our First Steps

  • Linda Rossetti


All of us arrive at transition differently. There are some who arrive at transition able to articulate a future. There are others who arrive at transition aware of a gap between who they have become and the person who they would like to be. Still others—the great majority of women in my research—arrive at transition not knowing what might be next. For these women, intention or instincts or circumstances point them in the direction of transition—direction fraught with uncertainty.


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