1. Sending me (and my 2 older sisters) to an all-girls catholic school as a single mother, where I learned to be myself and to pursue the arts.
2. For dealing with me when I had a meltdown in the grocery store over fudge popsicles. I was old enough and should have known better.
3. Again, supporting me to attend Parsons to support me in the arts.
4. For putting herself first to pursue career goals, showing me by example to put your education first.