On Feeling Hot (and Summertime)

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Summertime has finally arrived (sort of). The temperature is rising (and dipping, but mostly rising), the air is humid, the sun is out … and, being a student who does not own a car, walking places has now become seriously uncomfortable. And by uncomfortable, I mean I arrive at school covered in sweat, which is not fun when you have 9:00 am meetings with professors.

Cue the short shorts and t-shirts.

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On confidence and clothing

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I’ve had a complicated relationship with clothing for as long as I can remember.

When I was really young, I loved dresses and sparkles and princesses, just like many “normal” girls. Then I met my best friend, who was only interested in pants and trucks and climbing trees, and suddenly I hated anything that might make me look beautiful. When I hit puberty, I had outgrown this dichotomy between feminine and masculine, but I unfortunately gained a lot of weight. So, at that point in my life, despite being interested in looking fashionable, I felt that fancy clothes would accentuate my ugly body and so I purposely dressed frumpy in order to avoid attention.

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