Why “Mange Merde”?


Why the name “Mange Merde”, which may be offensive to some – and certainly to those who speak French?

Primarily, it’s an answer to those who didn’t have the faith in a young girl to overcome her circumstances. To those who thought that the context defined the life. To the professor who told me not to get my hopes up when I told him that I was applying to Harvard, Stanford, and Yale law schools.

To those people – in this one corner of my otherwise gentle, professional, and lady-like life – and much like the little plant, poking itself out of and overcoming the mass of snow heaped on top of it (in the picture above) – I say, well.. you know.

(To read the full story, read my “about” page.)

Anne
Stanford Law School class of ’92

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