The Clothes We Wear

The Importance of Folded Underwear

I almost wore another girl’s clothes the first time I met my first girlfriend. Here’s what happened: the night before I was supposed to fly to Pittsburgh to meet my very first girlfriend, my friend sent me home with a bag full of clothes. I was still small, not taking up more of the world …

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The Clothes We Wear

On Anxiety, Getting Dressed, and Other People

Hello wonderful souls! I hope wherever you are it’s warm. I’m curled up in bed writing this, though that’s not quite right, actually I’m laying on my back, head propped up on pillows, dog by my side, writing, making, and listening. I love the silence that comes with being home alone, with the permission to …

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The Point of Getting Dressed

I thought about the point of getting dressed today, as I’ve been in my pajamas since last night. One of the clearest memories I have from being under 10, is me, me in my Talbot’s “teacher” skirt (so-called because I played teacher in it), wobbling around in my mother’s too big shoes (for me), pretending. …

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