Why I'm Like This
Inspired by all!
- •because one of my pet rats died the day of my 5th grade talent show and I dedicated my ballet performance to his memory
- •because I had such severe anxiety in 3rd grade that my mom had to come to school and eat lunch with me and my friends every day
- •because my first boyfriend (in grade 7) was a boarding school sexual assault victim who got sent back home to Alberta and sent me love letters and Across the Universe clips
- •because I'm an only child who grew up on books and Turner Classic Movies so I romanticize reality for my own entertainment/to feel less alone
- •because when I entered public school in first grade I tried to check out a biography of Helen Keller from the library and the librarian wouldn't let me, so my mom marched me back to school and I proved I could read it by reading the first 10 pages out loud with no mistakes
- •because I decided to become a vegetarian at age 3 when I found out where bacon came from and I've stuck to it ever since
- •because I lived in a different country from my dad for the entirety of puberty/adolescence
- •because the only man I've loved/the man Iost my virginity to at 17 was 14 years my senior and had been my director since I was 13
- •because older men have always called me "trouble"
- •because I've never seen High School Musical