At some point in a young woman’s life, she will need a confidant other than Mama for telling her darkest secrets and asking embarrassing questions. Someone will need to have an open ear to hear “I don’t like it when Mama…”, and to respond in a wise, constructive, helpful, and loving manner. Where are we to find such role models in this wide world? The importance of Aunties lies precisely within this capacity: if we cannot turn to our Aunties for advice, who else will be available?






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