The Strangest Fish in the World and Its Literary Twin
There are certain wonders that disappear in translation.
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I have no desire to live forever. But what I would give to return to adolescence and do it over, even once! To kiss who I wanted to kiss, not settling for her brother.
He attempted to have sex with me, and I managed to stop him by saying I had a tampon in, my period blood a greater deterrence than my protest.
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“My mother assumed I must have done something to bring a rare blood cancer upon myself.”
“There’s definitely a ton of colored people here!” a white guy told me. “I mean, people of color. That’s what I said, right?”
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“Dealing with someone else’s culture, someone else’s media, and trying to Americanize it is something I can’t understand.”