“The only way to atone for being occasionally, a little over dressed is to be always, absolutely over-educated.” And that's Truly Siskind-Weiss's new philosophy.

What is the most memorable moment from your 18th year?

It’s a cliche answer, but my most memorable moment from 18 was moving into college. I was so incredibly nervous, but I immediately knew that my roommate was going to be my life long best friend. I had a hard time in my first semester, but always had her by my side.

When did you feel like you became an adult?

I’ll let you know when that day comes. Maybe one day I will be able to fill out a form at the doctor’s office without checking in with my mom to make sure I'm doing it right.

What is most important rule you follow?

As a feminist, the most thing is to respect and support other women. 

What is the worst rule you’ve broken?

When I was about 7 years old I was playing around on my dad’s computer which I was NOT supposed to touch. Long story short, he came home to his computer with the blue screen of death and me rolling on the floor whispering “dead meat” to myself. 

What rule would you love to break, but haven’t?

Oddly enough my prompt was a rule that I frequently fantasize about breaking: “Don’t disrespect your elders.” Maybe disrespect is a strong word but, particularly these days, there are some older people that I’d like to tell off.

Who’s the biggest rule-breaker you know?

My adoptive grandmother Elaine. When my sister and I were little, we used to sit at the dinner table and beg her to tell us stories from when she was a little trouble maker, growing up in Belize. She is the best kind of rule breaker with the biggest heart and most positive attitude of any human being I know.

What rule do you wish more people would follow?

I have always subscribed to Oscar Wilde’s philosophy: “The only way to atone for being occasionally, a little over dressed is to be always, absolutely over-educated.” It’s not so much a rule as a philosophy that I wish more people would subscribe to.

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