Emily, The Yeti-Child
For seven years, I wore multicolored braces to correct the genetic injustice my father dealt me. When I was too lazy to wash my hair, I held it back with thick fabric headbands my mother kept in a hatbox under her bed. I wore these really ugly black spandex pants with a white line down the side almost every day. I stayed in the library during lunch, I didn’t drive, and I have reason to believe that there is still a video circulating in my family of my five-year-old self eating a shoe….
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