_kallenmikel A 2 part series: Including topics on the first talk about periods and first experience of a period and how we, as women, can improve to educate the next generation. I completely realize that puberty encompasses many more things than just periods but for this series, I am only discussing periods! When I think back to… Continue reading Puberty Post #1
I talk a lot about feeling like I am frozen in time. I feel like my emotions are sometimes that of an adolescent girl. Sure, I feel like I am an adult, there is no doubt about that. But, when it comes to feeling alone, abandoned and emotional, I feel like a young teenager. I… Continue reading Part 2: What would I say to my 14 year old self if I could?
When I think about my life, I think about it in phases or segments. Its compartmentalized to different years like before I moved to Houston or after I was sent to boarding school or after I had consensual sex. I don't think of my life as a fluid progression. I almost feel like a different… Continue reading Part 1: So, just tell me about middle school then
The seminars consisted of doing things like beating taped up towels on the ground for upwards of 20 minutes in the dark, standing in small groups and sharing our emotions about our parents and then at the end, staff would choose a character (mine was Cyndi Lauper) for us to emulate and then we would… Continue reading Me at 15, a letter from boarding school