I Hate My Mother

Yen Lo
6 min readOct 18, 2020

And it’s okay if you hate yours, too. This might be why…

Allison Janney as LaVona Golden in “I, Tonya”/Credit: NPR

At this moment in time, I hate my mother. The dictionary defines the word “hate” as an intense and passionate dislike. That sounds about right. I intensely dislike my mother and all that she represents at this point in my life.

In my previous writings on the topic, I’ve discussed my dislike and disdain for my mother because of her narcissistic traits…

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Yen Lo

Not concerned with propriety. Liberation now. Contrarian by design. Black mother. Somebody’s daughter. Guerrilla in the mist. Imperfect Christian.