We can all agree that mom-shaming is an utterly ridiculous practice. Excluding extreme examples, there isn’t one right way to be a mother. Nevertheless, when someone questions your ability to care for your loved ones, it’s difficult to avoid taking these criticisms to heart.
In The Heights recently hit theaters and HBO Max, and I found it to be pure joy. For one, it perfectly encapsulates the feelings of being pulled in two directions and finding where you belong. For all of you preparing for your first year of college, current students, and alumni, Nina’s story can be incredibly relatable. (Beware: light spoilers ahead.)