Quigley says her days growing up on a petting zoo of sorts has served her in countless ways. The thrill of risk taking was inculcated at a young age. So was the idea that she was the author of her own destiny. She learned not to obsess or micromanage: "You cant micromanage 12 kids," she says.
Because of all this, and so much more ... I resolve to stay the course set out by our courageous foremothers who fought pointedly, persistently for equality. I'm a woman raising a daughter in a world that values her more for her bone structure than her brain. This is my resolution. This is my feminist manifesto.
I now know there are steps I can take to change how I think, to find the true me again. That is why I am going to take better care of myself this year. In fact, that’s the only resolution I care to make. For both my own health, and as an important example to my kids, this year, I'm resolving to practice a kindness that starts from within.