Only select people in my life are granted access to my purse (and that excludes my toddler); but today, I am baring it all for you, my reader.
I welcome you inside.
I also think the toy car, baby nail clipper and used wipes taking up space in my purse clearly reflect that I am a mother. I find research sociologist Jean-Claude Kaufmann's assertion that "women carry so much in their bags" because "they act as 'resource persons" to be true. He notes, "For the benefit of children, their partner, friends, relations or even workmates, their [a woman's] bag is full of comforters, items such as biscuits, wipes, sweets, tissues, water.” I can see my mom's purse now. As long as I can remember, it has been heavy with tissues, medicine, bandaids, pens, napkins, papers, a Bible, important documents, lipsticks and snacks. If I ever needed something, she had it; and I find myself attempting to follow in her purse-steps.
What is in your purse? How do its contents reflect who you are?