“What isYour Purpose?

Lessons from an elder

Mishel Noor
ZORA
Published in
3 min readJun 2, 2023

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“Do You Know Who You Are?”

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Mama K, an 85-year-old elder from Philadelphia. She had honey-brown skin with soft kind eyes and beautiful locs that hung to her ankles. While talking about my experience as an educator in Philadelphia, she interrupted me to ask a thought-provoking question, “Do you know who you are? What is your

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Mishel Noor
ZORA
Writer for

Soft Life Advocate, Light Bearer, Planter of Seeds, Repeller of Negativity…Unpopular Opinion Holder. I have a lot to say, about about a lot things. Here Goes.