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Gender: I'm Doing Me

Boys sexually harass the writer in middle school after she develops. Her friends don't take it seriously and she's too embarrassed to tell her parents. (full text)

The author finds school stressful and overwhelming. He's diagnosed with anxiety and learning disorders and thrives when he goes to Hallen, a school for kids with special needs. (full text)

The author keeps giving her violent, abusive mom another chance, and her mom keeps letting her down. She finally resolves to separate and move forward on her own. (full text)