“Culture should change as people do because people should define culture.”
On Election Night, I thought again of the boy who assaulted me. When had I finally stopped blaming myself?
“Have my friends and family been hoping for a new me? Have they all been waiting for a transformation?”
“In the beauty parlor, I watch my ringlets collect like dark, bushy tumbleweeds on the checkered floor.”
Shaving pubic hair. Accepting mother’s advice. Can a woman (or a horse) own her experience of the world?
“I wanted to finally be free from the anxiety of wondering if I would be seen as attractive, or seen at all.”
I’ll go through the egg-freezing procedure that will give me the chance of maybe, one day, having a child.