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Learning to live with chaos

  • Featuring: Alice Gilbert & Jane Ashe
  • Date Submitted: Apr 9, 2021
  • Location: Providence Mount St. Vincent.

At 12, Alice Gilbert negotiated for a dental procedure using her babysitting money as payment. A resident of Providence Mount St. Vincent, she shares with volunteer Jane Ashe about the lean times as the middle child of six – her father was an alcoholic; her mother was a workaholic by necessity. Alice says having to work while also attending middle and high school imbued her with a sense of freedom and self. Edit credit: Sean Collins

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  • Alice Gilbert
  • Jane Ashe
  • The Mount
  • Providence Mount St. Vincent