It is so infuriating to be shut down. And then socially punished for speaking. I think you're probably right that some of the personal negativity can be worked on (can't we all?), but the social shut downs are a different creature all together. Fun piece to read, even though yeah @jennaskies, I am also somehow a little angry now, too. Righteously so!
This rocked me. I've never read anything like it. I'm glad that it exists, and that you told your story. And I'm so sorry for what you're going through. This one will stay with me. Take care.
This was so awesome Jia. And Noel. :)
Did anybody else sort of think there was some unresolved sexual attention between Betty and Bobby's teacher? She's also such the opposite of Betty... naturally friendly nurturing with kids, physically beautiful perhaps without all the corseting and careful hairdos. And when Betty drinks the milk ("It's sweet")!!! I'm just saying.
I. Loved. This!
"Ride them through toward you dreams, Cancer, you’re more powerful than you let yourself believe"
On "PRODUCT DETAILS: This attachment for your bath will hold your beverage in a wine glass while you bathe."
Mason jar with screw top sealed tight after each sip...floats and/or will not smash on floor when inevitably tipped over edge of tub after ragefully gesticulating while watching bathtime episode of Downton Abbey ruin another beloved(?) character. I have found.
@stonefruit Don't fight you guys. It's Christmas.
Manager! (Kind of still crying about how unfair it was?) (Also no boys wanted to flirt with the pushy manager?) (Although... one huge pro here looking back was that my "costume" was somebody's mom's powersuit and red nail polish with my hair in whatever a 5th grader thought was a french twist, which is I guess business lady from the 80's classy?) Ah, life.
I don't mean to be strange here, but I would consider having "get ready for some superpowers and don’t let them go to waste," tatooed onto my skin! Or maybe I will at least make some artwork out of the lettering and hang it where I might see it every day...