Daryl Van grew up in a room painted half pink and half purple.
The Glasgow resident loved purple and her sister embraced pink, so the room became the siblings’ avenue of self-expression. Their mother never said a word about it.
“If that’s what made us happy, that made her happy,” Van said.
On one occasion, Van’s mother took her to pick out an Easter dress. Van selected an outfit that clothed her in purple from head to toe.