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Ever been told you’re “too much”?

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Has anyone ever told you that you’re ‘too much’?
Too loud?
Too emotional?
Too needy?
Too desperate?
Too clingy?
Too sexy?

One of my guy friends was complaining to me, just yesterday, that women are insane.
And this is a really great guy with a wife, and three daughters. Who was raised by a single mom. But he simply could not – cannot – comprehend or understand the way a woman works as being ‘right’. Nor could he validate that while we are different from men, our way is just as valuable as a man’s way.

And he, like so many men and women in this culture, decided that the way a woman responds to the world is wrong, and the way a man responds to the world is the right way to be.

His point of view was so validated by the larger culture, that he did not question it.
Just as women don’t question it.
We have all been taught to be in disagreement with the nature of the feminine.
Which is kind of crazy—it’s like being critical of the way the sun rises, or the moon changes its shape each night.  

(BTW, this is a big part of why I wrote my new book, Pussy: A Reclamation.) 

It’s time for a woman to not only learn to love every aspect of her true nature, but also to gain the power and confidence that come from connecting to her truest truth.

You can stuff women in a man-suit all you want, but it will never change or diminish our nature.

I have been teaching classes for over 25 years, and I have never ever met a woman who wasn’t in some way, shape or form—too much.

I embarrass my friends and family by how loudly I laugh, shriek and cry when I am watching a movie, or worse, when I am at a live performance, especially on Broadway.
I cannot help myself. Nor do I want to.

We are not supposed to be contained.
Or consistent.
Or “fine”.

Life is only wonderful when we are having the chance to live full throttle. To play all 88 keys on our piano, not just Middle C, over and over again.

And no one tells us that! We are told that we are supposed to be sugar and spice and everything nice. We are told to stuff the deep, dark emotions inside. We are never supposed to be angry or jealous or flat out enraged.

Why would we have all these emotions if we weren’t supposed to feel them?

Think about a toddler. In the expanse of a minute, she can go from gales of laughter to collapsed in tears, and then back to giggles again.

And we have been taught, over and over again, to keep a lid on it, stifle it, hold it back, and hold it in. In so doing, we lose so much of our native enthusiasm and life force, that we end up keeping a lid on our enthusiasm for the work we do, or the people we date, or the way we truly feel.  

When we aren’t connected to the way we truly feel, our decisions lead to compromise. 

If we are taught to suppress ourselves, how will we ever be able to communicate our satisfaction or dissatisfaction in the world?
How will we ever be able to live our truth?
No wonder there is an epidemic of dissatisfaction and a crisis of confidence amongst women.  

When a woman feels like she is too much, she no longer feels proud of herself. She feels a lot of shame.  

I have a lot to say about this topic. In fact, I basically wrote a book about it

It is time for women to stand powerfully in the truth of what they are feeling, seeing, sensing. It’s time for a woman to connect to her native enthusiasm, and allow her truth to have its way with her life.

Women just are not cut out to be smaller, more limited versions of men.
We are supposed to be too emotional, too passionate, too much.
It’s because women love so big and feel so deeply.
And those are qualities that are meant to be celebrated, not diminished.  

If you feel a pull to take this on, to learn how to truly celebrate and leverage all of these qualities, I hope you take a second to check out my new book (and the game-changing thank you gifts I created for everyone who preorders a copy)

My wish for you, and for every woman? That you feel an unprecedented sense of your own rightness. That you can connect to the enthusiasm you remember you had, as a child. And that you will be able to lay out your truth, loud and proud.

Let’s get that lid of shame off of the legend you were born to become.

I would love to hear about your experience of “too much”, in the comments below. 

  • When, and by whom, have you been told you’re “too much”?
  • Where do you judge yourself around being “too much”?
  • What’s one way you want to dive into the sweet waters of your rightness, exactly as you are? 

 
Come join the conversation!

Here’s to every drop of your too-muchness, and mine,
Regena_grey_sg190

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  • Elektra September 30, 2016, 11:37 am

    Q: When, and by whom, have you been told you’re “too much”?
    A: I live in the Netherlands. Here, everyone who excels in anything is “too much” (check my website. i send guys screaming…)
    Q: Where do you judge yourself around being “too much”?
    A: Not longer anywhere! HA.
    Q: What’s one way you want to dive into the sweet waters of your rightness, exactly as you are?
    A: By not letting the insecurity of others, whose arrogance tells me that “i am too much this” “too much that”, influence my turn on in ANY way. 🙂

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  • Maria August 23, 2016, 2:40 pm

    Thank you so much for this article! I was told my entire life by my mom that I’m too much and basically that I should shrink. I’m 5’10 and the “wisdom” I got was that I need to be more quiet, wear more tamed clothes and sit in the back because of my height. Ok, I get it..my mom’s experience growing up as a tall person sucked but you know what? I’m fine being tall and I’m ok the way I am. Thanks Mana Gena for the reminder!!

  • Nick August 23, 2016, 8:50 am

    This is a really interesting phenomena and I was fascinated by what other people have said. I have to say I have been on both sides of the coin and even when I haven’t been told outright that I was too much I have felt that way – non-verbals are just as powerful!
    However, there have also been times when I just couldn’t take any more yelling or screaming from my kids, my husband haranguing me about his needs etc. It would seem to me that this is more about communication and that whilst we might be ready to transmit our audience might not be able to receive. If we can just own it by admitting that it’s not that ‘you are too much’ but ‘I am just not in a place right now to be able to hear that and respond meaningfully to what is going on’ then I think we would all be much happier ❤️

  • Di August 22, 2016, 10:04 pm

    So many times I’m told I’m too much. It all started with my mother telling me I’m too sensitive. My boss & do-workers telling me I’m too loud. My mother’s right. Unfortunately I didn’t learn til 54 years later it’s a condition called Hyper-sensitivity. With my co-workers I just laugh & say “did you hear me on the phone when I said…” particularly to people across the floor from me, or when our desks get moved I’ll joke with people & tell them they’ll miss my conversations with clients on the phone.

  • Christina August 21, 2016, 8:41 pm

    Wonderful article…thank you! Too sensitive was always the one I got…then if I got upset by that, I was “too defensive.” Ha

  • Debra August 21, 2016, 9:08 am

    I sent this to my daughter PRAYING that she reads it AND my comments here. I wish I had found this work when she was younger. AND I am grateful that we are close enough for her to consider it at some point.
    I have ALWAYS been too much. I was punished for it in school, put down for it in my family and even now (even as my tempered self) been told I am too much.
    I have even been told I am too enthusiastic!!!! WHAT?!?!? Filled with too much Spirit?!?!? Is that possible?!?!?
    Love Love Love you Regena and cannot wait to celebrate your new baby

  • Victoria August 20, 2016, 11:17 am

    Just an hour ago I was told by my BF that I needed to “calm down” and “work on handling my emotions”. This made me feel so LESS THAN and ASHAMED.. Thank you for this important message. In fact, it gives me strength to walk away for good.

  • Jodie August 20, 2016, 4:00 am

    Yep, all of the above….and then some! To much, not enough, to shy, to loud, to maternal, to seductive, to engaged., to aloof. Bugger!!!

  • Kate August 19, 2016, 5:37 pm

    I have been “too” something my whole life . . . I work in a traditionally male dominated public role and am still being squished into smaller and smaller boxes no matter my intelligence, my age or my credentials.

  • Emma August 19, 2016, 5:17 am

    well… now you’re touching on a real sorrow of mine….
    Heck, I was always too much. The way I would engage when I performed.. I didn’t get it, was I supposed to somehow do it but not really do it at the same time?! Take part in things but not with my full force and capacity? Always someone snickering.. I took up too much space at home, according to my mom, so I learned to put a lid on it in order not to make my shy brother, whom I loved, feel bad. I essentially learned that being me – with the width and depth of expression I have – is bad for others. Since I take up their space too. Except… it isn’t really like that is it? In my twenties I started allowing myself to flip out on a hundred dance floors (feeling a lot of eyes in the back of my head, noticing I was either sex goddess or too much for the men, mostly the latter, but not giving a hoot because I was being me and needing it so bad!). And now, thanks to some awesome sisters I have, who love my strong energy as I love theirs, I’m understanding that it’s not taking anything away from anybody else if I allow myself to come on strong. Sure, a lot of people – women and men – perceive it so, but there are many out there who don’t. Who, instead, jump on my energy wave and surf it! Who GET something from me. I notice this especially when I’m performing (singing) and on stage I do feel like I’m in the right place. I feel at peace. Like finally a place where I can’t be too much. When someone gets up on a stage they’re allowed to radiate, gleam and let it all out. Whew, such a long and winding road. I’m 44 now and it’s hitting home 🙂 Thanks Mama Gena for doing this work, I hope it’s helping women come to terms with their expressiveness and beam out their gifts to the world – from the start.

  • Mary August 19, 2016, 5:04 am

    I remember being told in HS by a boy that he felt bad for my future husband…my crime was laughing too loud in the stairwell. I am sure there were other crimes committed but this one must have taken the boy over the edge to make such a public statement. The shame! The guilt! The dishonour! Seriously, it has taken everything and more to not crumble under the need to please.

  • Enolu August 19, 2016, 3:05 am

    Hello, thank you for the opportunity to speak and be listened to. I’ve been told since I can remember that I have ‘too much energy’ and have managed to irritate just about everyone with it so I’m still fearful now. I just want to laugh and jump around on things like a kid. I think I’m lucky because other people need a lot of sleep and don’t have energy, or can’t jump about because they have a disability. Unfortunately, I’ve realised that my energy needs to go somewhere, so in order to be able to do something with it, and build relationships with people that aren’t destructive (to them), I’ve developed the habit of talking about problems, because it’s the only way people will listen to me. I don’t like this much and I want to be like I was before, but I don’t want to loose my friends / family / other half. Even my manager at work told me last week that I ‘talk too much’ all the time, and when I answer her questions, she wants the reply in about three words. She wants my good ideas without the ‘chat’, but the ‘chat’ is me thinking aloud (which I try not to do) and I can’t get my good ideas by shutting up. So right now, I censor everything I say and feel like I can’t say anything really in case it’s ‘too long / too wordy / too ‘fluffy’ or irritating to someone. Dunno really! :-S Sorry to go on – the accounts from other women on here are really inspiring! Thank you everyone!

    • Colleen August 20, 2016, 5:29 pm

      Ive been dating someone who has said ‘you talk too much’, often. And it makes me wonder if I’m really that annoying. But im a deep highly sensitive and creative person, trying to convey my deepest thoughts and feelings. Also, he’s not confident about his english (non-native speaker), so Im always trying to get clarity between us. Sometimes I feel like he should just date someone from his own culture if its so hard for him(also women there are raised to be submissive, quiet, etc)
      How can I even compare to someone with no rights/voice/etc!?
      I love him as a person but I feel a deep and damaging power struggle under way.
      Because Im too much.

  • Bree August 19, 2016, 1:00 am

    Don’t I know that story too well. I cry like a baby when I am moved or when I am angry. I get a lot excited about many things and my eyes light up. My pops called me a ‘drama queen’ once [rolls eyes here]
    But I wouldn’t have it any other way. I have learnt to accept my nature as a woman that is moody, nurturing, unpredictable, fun, orgasmic and beautiful.
    Thank you for the wonderful reminder that it’s ok to be me!

  • Anna Rounseville August 18, 2016, 11:27 pm

    Mama Gena,
    As a woman whose also a 2-E. or Twice Exceptional. You hear that a lot growing up. I have a whole pinterest board devoted to “Being 2-E” but the one you might enjoy is a classic called “Is it a Cheetah?” here’s the pin: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/495888608939868079/ here’s the original place I found it for those of us who might not be on Pinterest: http://www.stephanietolan.com/is_it_a_cheetah.htm. As a woman who once was a girl who was always exceptional and thought outside of the box, as we embrace the wonderful creative ways we can be and create, we make room for others to be amazing. Since girls nearly outnumber boys and this has been a longstanding problem for girls and grown gifted women to acknowledge the parts of us that are amazing( our minds and other body parts ;D) Congratulations on the new book launch. Have fun! Sincerely, S.G. Anna

  • Lulu August 18, 2016, 5:15 pm

    Hallelujah, Awomen (Amen) Aho, Namaste, Word. ❤️
    Removing the shackles of too muchness or not enoughness. And helping every other Sista to do the same.
    Freedom smells deliciously sweet and Feminine. ❤️

  • Gianna August 18, 2016, 4:32 pm

    It’s taken me 49 years to be so super confident that there isn’t anything wrong with me. I simply don’t appeal to everyone. Great blog.

  • Sister Goddess Elli Queen of the EMO August 18, 2016, 2:45 pm

    Hello Mama Gena –

    Thank you, Goddess! I’ll take more please. You are a rock star and your book has come at THE PERFECT TIME. I am so eager to get my hands on it.

    For my 50th birthday in July, I gave myself a delicious birthday present present! I released myself from an abusive 20-year marriage. Emotional and sexual abuse. I’m done.

    I moved into a big beautiful farmhouse on my aunt’s 80 acre farm. I’ve filled my new house with beauty and love. I am living my life with love and light and dark and depth. I am no longer boxing myself in a marriage that was killing me.

    I desire deep healing for my children and myself. I desire that my husband stay on track for his own deep healing. I bless and release him to the world, to himself.

    Ahhhh. Fresh and freeing.

    Love,

    Sister Goddess Elli

  • cherie August 18, 2016, 2:40 pm

    Since I can remember I’ve been too much of everything, or so I was told. Too loud, talking too much, too shy, too fat, too short, my shoulders were too big, my neck too short, my hair too flat, too boisterous, too exuberant, too lazy, too opinionated, too confused, too disorganized, my style is too over the top, too crazy, on and on.
    This is a tough subject though because I’m raising a 10-y-o daughter and I feel compelled to “tone down” her loud drama sometimes because it can totally dominate the rest of the family and situations. Usually it’s the happy, look-at-me type of drama but it does kind of steam roll everything else. Difficult! I try really hard not to pass on the messages taught to me, but do I let her carry on?
    As I turn 50 I am more comfortable and more “who gives a shit”, but I would like to achieve a lot more emotional freedom and more courage to stick my neck out and finally build a business. It’s hard when you’ve been smacked down all your life.
    Thank you, Mama:-)

  • Cynthia August 18, 2016, 2:35 pm

    Yes! Too loud (laughter and sometimes conversation), too sensitive, too agressive, too assertive, too honest, intimidating etc. And here I am, age 61, and still one of these “comments” can rear its head up. GAH. And by WOMEN no less on many occasion. The good news is, I am happy with who I am and have figured out on some occasions (but not all), that often times these comments arise due to others insecurity. And yes, sometimes I am simply loud, due to my passionate nature. That all said, one of the greatest gifts of my life ( out of the death of my father and the ensuing family drama) was to learn that my uber sensitive nature is due to being an “empathic intuitive” (Emotional Freedom, Judith Orloff). And with that knowledge, I became interested in Reiki and am now a Reiki Professional, teaching Reiki along with volunteering at the local hospital in the Cancer/Integrative Therapies Dept. I have learned how to turn my energy into a gift for myself and for helping others heal as they navigate life. Whoop!!

    • Anna Rounseville August 24, 2016, 12:51 am

      I bought the book you referenced after reading this, it’s on my nightstand and I’m slowly working my way through it. Thanks for being an inspiration.

  • Rayma August 18, 2016, 2:11 pm

    I was made fun of by my mom when as I child for going from sobbing to giggling as you say in your message that is normal. I was told by her that I was too much, too emotional, too sensitive, too f’ing anything that didn’t fit her view of how I should behave. Now, I’m “too angry” and don’t see a way out. I’ve pre-ordered the book, and hope to live fully out! I bless my mom for what she did was what she thought was best but now, really, now, what about me and who I truly am?? Can’t wait, MG! Can’t wait!

  • Elaine Hutchison August 18, 2016, 1:57 pm

    Hi Mama Gena!

    First, I’ve been a fan of yours for years–thanks so much for sharing all of your hard-earned wisdom. It has really influenced my life and my choices.

    I’ve always been told that I am too sensitive–way too sensitive. So for many years I hid my sensitivity, keeping that part of myself hidden from the world. In later years that same sensitivity began to cause problems in the workplace because I was continually tapping into and being affected by the energy of the people sitting around me. I began to dread the churn of all that emotion in the office.

    But THEN, life came to the rescue. I found my true calling and I found that what I once thought of as my greatest character flaw–my sensitivity–was instead my greatest strength AND my greatest talent.

    I followed the cues that life was showing me and became an animal communicator. Making this change really transformed how I am in the world, how I live, what I do each day, and what I experience each day. And I am walking such a joyous earth in doing this work that I would never consider hiding any part of me again.

    I am that fucking precious!

    Love you, Mama Gena, and thanks again for being so thoroughly YOU!

  • Alicia August 18, 2016, 1:33 pm

    Always been too much! My mother told be to put a lid on it, but thankfully, my father didn’t! I have always refused to contain my passion, even when my husband has told me to “calm down”. My response is always ” the surest way for me to escalate is to tell me to calm down”. This IS me. If you love ME, then you will have to find a way to take it. And he has, for thirty-six years. 🙂

  • Terri August 18, 2016, 1:02 pm

    Hi Mama!
    I’ve been allowing myself to feel the rage of being told repeatedly during my medical education I was too sexy to be a doctor. I’ve bought so many undershirts, sweaters, wraps, scarves, and baggy pants to hide my body to protect my profession and patients. All crap. I still have friends who I trained to warn me when I look too good for work ☹️

  • Jaya August 18, 2016, 1:02 pm

    Right on!!! The movie “Boy” from the NZ Film Commission covers this very well.

    Is your book going to be available as a talking book since some of us are living with disabilities around reading and speaking too..?

    Thanks..

  • Dorothy August 18, 2016, 12:58 pm

    I’ve been told I’m “too intimidating” by people in many corners of my life. I don’t see it (naturally!). The one time I tried to explore this was at a Wild Woman workshop with a half-dozen other women. I thought I was merely participating, but then, as I started to reply to another person’s remarks (supporting her, BTW), the facilitator walked over to me, put her finger ON MY LIPS and said, “Shhhhh.” Oh, I shut up all right. Didn’t speak another word the rest of the day unless I was directly asked and left the very second it was over. Sometimes the ones trying to “help” us can cause the worst damage.

    • Kaya August 18, 2016, 1:20 pm

      And at a “Wild Women” workshop, no less? What an awful experience that must have been for you. I hope you got your money back! That’s really outrageous and so degrading.

  • Suzanne Miley August 18, 2016, 12:47 pm

    Yes! I’ve been told I’m too sensitive and too blunt. Cancer sun/Scorpio rising to a T!

  • Kathy August 18, 2016, 12:29 pm

    So many times I’ve been told I’m “too nice” and/or that I care too much. It’s taken me more than 50 years to finally realize that the people who say this type of crap are the ones with the issues.

  • Linda August 18, 2016, 11:52 am

    Oh! I was always told I was too much. Too loud. Too opinionated. Laughed too loud
    (unladylike!). Too emotional. Too intense. Too “out there”. Too different. Too weird.
    Too “artsy”. Too footloose (love that one).
    And now that I’m 62, I just LOVE that I’m too much!! Just got a tattoo! And just booked a beautiful apartment with a terrace in Rome for 2 weeks in October for my birthday. Yes!!

  • Karen August 18, 2016, 11:52 am

    My mother always told me, “Modulate your voice, you’re too loud.” Then I was “too sensitive”. Then in my marriage, when he paid no attention to me and I asked for crumbs off the table, I was too needy. Added to that, I went to Catholic School for 13 years!!! Where do you think that led? It certainly wasn’t 88 keys. It was more like middle C with a few notes on either end! And of course, I was never enough.
    Maybe it’s why I became an actor. It helped to play more octaves. And my “loud” voice was wildly appreciated on stage.
    But in my personal life, it’s still way too subdued. There is so much more that wants to be played. I’m workin’ it. I plan on being the symphony:). Thanks for leading the charge, R. xo Glitzy

  • Foxy August 18, 2016, 11:42 am

    Oh, yeah. YES!
    So grateful for you!

  • Terry August 18, 2016, 11:40 am

    I have been guilty of calling others “too much” as well as being told I was too much. And yet, all my life, I’ve felt “not enough”. Guess I’m way f’d up, and trying to figure it all out. Sometimes I despair.

  • Wendy August 18, 2016, 11:36 am

    Thank you, thank you, thank you Mama Gena!!! I pretty much need this reminder everyday. I am able to sink just a little deeper into the juicy, rich, irresistible force of nature that is me, every time I do. Love what you are sharing with the world. And, this mornings smile came from you. 🙂

  • Catherine August 18, 2016, 11:27 am

    This article is so true.
    Its logical- if EVERY woman is called mad, sensitive, too this, that or the other, there is a reason i.e. we ALL have the same way of reacting to the world and other people, so therefore it is correct for all women to be the same way. Its not that ‘women are insane’ or ‘women are too much’, its just that all women are made the same and so it is normal for all women to react in this way.
    As Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham said, ‘I’m a woman, Mary. I can be as contrary as I choose.’

  • SG Phoenix of Pleasure August 18, 2016, 11:19 am

    This topic really hit home. I was told I was too much by my ex-husband: for wearing a fabulous dress that received many compliments, for ordering the “perfect Valentine’s Day lunch” (oysters, steak tartare, champagne) according to the waiter at Pastis, the list goes on. I dimmed my flame, but then Mastery opened my eyes. I wasn’t too much, I was too much for HIM. Not too much for the world, or other men. I am now living life larger, and with so much pleasure. I’m very grateful for this life changing perspective, this community, and your important work, Regena. Rock on!

  • Becky August 18, 2016, 11:10 am

    I wasn’t told I was was too much. I was told I wasn’t enough. My mother actually asked me, “How will you keep him interested?” when I started dating my husband. It was devastating.

    • Holly August 18, 2016, 11:41 am

      I feel you. I’ve been told I’m too quiet, too happy, that I think too much, and I’m too selfish. Somewhere along the way I developed a fear of being too boring for a husband or friends and I ended up investing my time in a bunch of things that aren’t “me” only to be more confused about what really makes me happy.

  • SG Maggie August 18, 2016, 11:03 am

    Earliest memory: age 3, being forcibly dragged away from piano, was singing and laughing as I “played” all the keys. ” disgraceful, we don’t behave “like that” ”
    And on & on it went until Mastery, working on it.
    Thank you for this timely reminder, swampy day.
    Off to S factor❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Tess D August 18, 2016, 10:56 am

    Yep … I was always “too sensitive” growing up … because I was hurt or offended by the mean and sarcastic comments directed at me by my parents and siblings … then told “we were only joking, you’re too sensitive”. So I believed it … I don’t think I’m too sensitive now but I do hear it periodically. And then the ‘too much’ comes from ME! When I do manage to get myself out there and participate socially, at the end of it (early .. I usually leave early) I tell myself I was too much there … too intense, too deep, too personal … too talkative sometimes … and I feel I need to come back and hide … embarrassed and ashamed. To this day. Tis tough being me at times!

    • Catherine August 18, 2016, 11:23 am

      So true Tess! Being called ‘too sensitive’ because you are hurt by mean and sarcastic comments. I know lots of women including myself who have been brought up to think the same thing. But its not true.

  • Suzanne August 18, 2016, 10:52 am

    Yes! I’ve been told I am too sensitive, too emotional, too quiet, too sexual, too selfish, for far too long!!! It’s amazing what we accept as truth from others without question, and feel bad about it our entire lives. I have had enough and cannot wait to read your book!

  • Samantha Fischer August 18, 2016, 10:34 am

    I have been told I am too much by everyone in my life since I could remember. One of my first memories is dislocating my neck because I was being dismissed again because I was a child. I learned to mute my “muchness” because showing it was painful and got me in trouble. Today, I refuse to live my life with only the view of the traction bars and a little stuffed monkey anymore.
    I was created with huge emotions inside for a reason. We live in interesting times, and that calls for women who are not afraid to own that.
    SO to those three ex-husbands, my antiquated community of my home town, and my family who shun me for fear they will go to hell right by my side. Thank you for playing. I love you and thank you for helping to shape me into the woman I am today. I would not know what being enough meant, if I had not been told I was too much for so long.

    • mama gena August 18, 2016, 12:46 pm

      you go, samantha!
      way to own your power~!!!
      xo
      mg

    • Lorell August 22, 2016, 10:39 am

      you’re amazing!

      love and light
      lorell

  • Leslie August 18, 2016, 10:16 am

    BOOM. Preach Mama

    • mama gena August 18, 2016, 12:43 pm

      🙂
      thanks, leslie!!

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