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30 Things To Learn From Badass Historical Moms

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Badass moms can be single moms, too

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Ann Dunham was eighteen the first time she married and when she bore her only son, Barrack Obama. She married her son’s father when she was three months pregnant, in a trans-racial marriage that would have been illegal in most states. The marriage didn’t last long. Her love for her son is what he credited with carrying them through. He described the way she loved him as “unconditional…it sustained me entirely.”

Ann was an unconventional woman who didn’t live long in one place. She traveled widely, went by the first name Stanley, and made her son rise early to complete his homework. She was heard often saying that her boy was special. He could do anything he wanted if he was bold enough to reach high.

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