I was a theatre kid.
But that sentence doesn’t really get close to the truth of what I was.
I was a kid who was defined by loving theatre. I was a kid in a school of kids with amazing grades and JCrew sweaters and really strong arms from things like crew and lacrosse. And I was a theatre kid. Maybe even The Theatre Kid.
When I was fourteen and fifteen and sixteen and seventeen there were a lot of things I didn’t feel good about. I didn’t feel good about the size of my ears or being the shortest person on the face of the planet. I didn’t feel good about the things my boyfriend said to me about the shortness of my skirts and the okay-ness of my feelings. I didn’t feel good about the friends that weren’t my friends anymore or the way things kept changing, the way I kept changing. I didn’t feel good about high school. Like how a lot of people didn’t feel good about high school. [Read more…]