Just reading that chapter title, you might be thinking, good girl? Erin, please; I’m a feisty, fearless, hear-me-roar-world kinda gal. And, yes, you are. As am I, as are my dearest girlfriends, and likely yours as well. You, me, our friends: we’re all cut from the same kickass cloth. And I’ll never forget the day when one of my dynamo gal pals enlightened me to the reality that even the most audacious among us harbor a sneaky inner good girl, and one that goes way beyond just seeking grown-up gold star stickers.

It was a sunny Sunday morning, and the air smelled like that odd signature combo of refreshing salt and stinky seaweed that permeates Laguna Beach every spring. My girlfriend Sienna and I were meeting ...

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