“মায়ের পায়ের নিচে সন্তানের বেহেস্ত”
“The baby’s feet below the mother’s feet.”
After almost a decade of a strained and toxic relationship with my mother, in the summer of 2017, I finally got to cut ties. It was the single most darkest period of my life and I am proud of every day I have been alive since then. Brown culture doesn’t leave room for conversations about toxic parents. It’s instilled in you to respect your elders no matter how abusive the situation you’re in is. As a result the guilt and anxiety is something that never leaves you, but Chinese takeout helps.