No little girl wants to become her mother. No matter how great her mother is or how loving, there’s a rebellion that goes along with womanhood. This is especially true when we experience disappointments due to our parents mistakes. As children, their cycle becomes our cycle. We cannot escape the affects of neglect or abuse or infidelity. Not as little girls and sometimes not as adult women.
Girl in Progress, a movie starring Eva Mendes (Grace) and newcomer Cierra Ramirez (Ansiedad), explores this interesting phenomenon. How we, as women, change or stay stagnant, repeating treacherous cycles. How we, as daughters, sometimes live the lives of our mothers. How we can learn from their experiences to become better women, better mothers. How we can come of age and grow into ourselves in due time, if we are aware. However, the most poignant theme of this story touches on a topic that most women have discussed.
How we, as women, even as young girls, fear we will become our mothers. Read the rest on MAMIVERSE.