...Specifically, learning how to describe myself aptly and powerfully in 3 pgs, 2 pgs, 500 words, 300 words, and in one case, a single sentence:
"I am an out & proud lesbian who was raised by a psychologically disordered single mother; I bring a singular perspective and a capacity to endure."
That is crazy. It almost hurts to read it.
And brief. So much more I could say with 10 more characters?
And it is the truth.