Gail Perry-Mason offers financial advice to women and girls.
Gail Perry-Mason offers financial advice to women and girls.
Gail Perry-Mason offers financial advice to women and girls.

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Imagine finally meeting your birth mother and asking the question that every adopted child asks — after “Why did you give me up?” — “What was I like as a baby?” And when the response is “I don’t know, you were black and I didn’t want to touch you,” there is no need to ask the initial question.

Gail Perry-Mason’s Caucasian mother delivered that harsh blow, when as an adult, Perry-Mason met her birth mother for the first time. But the renowned financier is living proof of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s quote, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

Learn more about Gail Perry-Mason’s extraordinary life at Rolling Out.

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