An Ode to a Middle School Mindset

I may have popped my first zit and had my first in-school suspension, but I also was open to learning. I hadn’t quite decided that I knew everything yet. I still had things to learn and was waiting for someone to teach me.


My sex education in high school consisted of “don’t do it” and if you maybe are considering doing it to “just say no”. It also likened all of the reproductive organs to different foods, so I can no longer eat strawberries or spaghetti without thinking of my ovaries and Fallopian tubes (I won’t even mention…