We know her, we love her — it’s Bossy’s daughter! And this past week, Bossy’s daughter, along with the rest of her public middle school’s 8th grade class, walked across the bridge to high school.
This is both a symbolic crossing and an actual crossing, as the pedestrian bridge connects the two school buildings in Bossy’s neighborhood.
It was an emotional graduation ceremony, with many inspirational speeches — but the words Bossy will remember most were spoken by the principal of Bossy’s daughter’s high school.
She asked the students to think about the way they would be described today — and then she asked the students to think about the way they would like to be described in the future. Her point was the disparity between those two descriptions is within each student’s power to control, because high school can act as a clean slate as long as you believe you can be anyone you want to be.
All this talk about the future made Bossy think about the past, and the very first photos Bossy put on her website of her daughter, over a handful of years ago.
Thanks for being there, council. It takes an internet to raise a family.