Who Am I and Where Do I Belong? An Identity Crisis!
Walking down the corridors of the mall on a Friday night felt more like skipping a few seasons and landing on Halloween. All around me were teens dressed in Scene, Punk, Emo and Goth. Now most parents know what Punk and Goth are, but very few understand the world of Scene and Emo. Years ago,…Read More
Bleaching Her Skin to Fit In
The airbrush machine was running and the pigments filled in the cup. Slowly and methodically, the gun of the airbrush went up and down her arm showing the new skin color she so desperately wanted. When she finished with disappointment again over her latest experiment, she went back to the cyber world and researched…Read More
Do you shave your legs?
“Do you shave your legs?” he asked. “No.” she replied. “Then you need to because you’re looking like a hairy monkey!” he responded. That one comment started her journey into negative body imaging and low self-esteem for the next 5 years. She was only 10 when that comment was made. Little did she know that…Read More
I’m An Original
I remember back in school when the teacher asked all the students, “Do you know where you came from?” and would then begin her long study on people origins. This research included your biography and asking questions of your grandparents, parents, and other relatives which culminated into a full report to share with the class.…Read More
3D and Popcorn
Sounds good to have these things for a movie, but in actuality, they are not the topic of this story. 3D and Popcorn are my two cats. Both abandoned, one outside found by my dog Dakota at 4 weeks of age, and the other uncared for by a hoarder. I likened them to teens…Read More