Weekly writing challenge: DNA analysis

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mirror, mirror…

Your challenge is to take something intensely personal — the bits and pieces that make you YOU — and use them as a springboard for a post that makes a larger point and resonates with lots of other readers.


I’m not sure which of my parents I take after the most.

I am a 37 years old, you’d think I would have worked that out by now!

I took this random picture two days ago, after braiding my hair for the first time in 18 months.

My mother was beautiful when she was younger – stunning. However people always tell my younger sister that she looks like our mother.

Well, I have my mother’s nose, hands and feet.

I have my mother’s sense of humour and skin colouring.

I have my father’s stubbornness and tenacity

What do I see when I look at myself in the mirror?

Sometimes a frightened little girl

Sometimes a tough woman

Grey hairs that give away my age

A face that disguises my age

A smile that won me an award age four

A nose siblings would laugh at incessantly in our childhood days

An eternal optimist

A hopeful realist

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