Tag Archives: puberty

The “S” Word

My Real Memoir Sex. Along with acting and writing—and, if I’m honest, anything else that got me noticed—sex was beginning to claim a larger and larger chunk of terrain in my brain. At first it had been a distant island, … Continue reading

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The Year I Began to Figure Out Who I Was

My Real Memoir The only thing I knew for sure when I started 6th Grade was that I was a dreamer. Most boys, it seemed, were drawn to physical things, games and sports. But not me. I let my head … Continue reading

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The Boy with Two Brains

My Real Memoir Many of my memoir posts have had a Tom Sawyer-ish tone, provoking “Oh, you had such an idyllic childhood!” responses. But in the last couple of months, there’ve been darker entries. In the past two weeks, I … Continue reading

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In the name of puberty!

Originally posted on DIARY OF A VILLAGE GIRL:
Image:courtesy Being a woman is great. Sometimes though, I wish I could trade in my uterus for a pair of balls. And by sometimes, I mean the 5 days(give or take) period…

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Puberty Blues

When I was in high school, my science class took a field trip to Griffith Park Observatory (the one in La La Land and Rebel Without a Cause). The highlight was the Planetarium Show: We leaned back and emitted a … Continue reading

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