This week on the Equals Record: remembering who I was before I learned there was such a thing as "cool."
An excerpt from the new post: "In kindergarten, I announced to my friends and family that I was 'a woman of destiny' who spoke two languages: English and 'cat.' (My teachers, at one point, had to separate me from my best friend for excluding others when speaking cat.) As my grade school education continued, my pastimes evolved - I taught myself to bake bread, filling our freezer with numberless misshapen loaves of rye. On weekends, I read the newspaper while eating radishes and raw onions. I wore mismatched socks. I wrote, illustrated, and performed a short story in which the starring character was a pair of underwear owned by an aging rock star named Steve...In short, I was a quirky child."
See the post in its entirety on the Equals Record, here. You can find past entries from my weekly column, Looking Forward (about the ups and downs of "growing up" in my twenties), here. Thank you so much for reading!
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