Some thoughts on following your passion despite naysayers and discouragement, by Elena Paraskevas-Thadani (She/Her)

Child to parent: “I want to be a comedian”

Parent: “You’ll be the laughing stock of the community.”

Don’t let the limitations of your parents, background, upbringing, and past bring you down. It made you who you are. These are strengths. Where to next? The next step is up to you.

Child: “I hope so!”