If you missed the first installment of Self-Deprecating Sunday, then you need to start with this lovely post where I explain that I was basically pretty wackadoo in high school. It’s possibly not surprising I love to write for teens?
Today I feature what I think is my junior year. Yes, when I was seventeen I carried around a Mickey Mouse lunch box. Except, it was NOT my lunch box, no no. It was my purse. That’s right. I was *that* cool. Wait until you see my graduation photo. The Mickey Mouse thing…I don’t know…and I was still going through well into college.
And seriously, tube socks????? TUBE SOCKS!
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Jody Sparks Mugele spent her first career in marketing writing and leading teams of writers and editors. After her son came out as transgender in 2015, she dedicated herself to advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. For two years, she led the Indianapolis regional chapter of PFLAG, a nationally renowned LGBTQ+ advocacy group. She has given many conference talks about parenting trans kids, healthcare in the trans community, and suicidality among LGBTQ+ youth. And with GenderNexus, an Indianapolis-based advocacy organization, she created programming and led support groups to work with parents to help their children through all aspects of gender transition. She recently moved to Northeast Georgia where she is excited to develop opportunities to continue to strongly and proudly advocate for LGBTQ+ members of our society. She also LOVES kitschy Christmas crafting!
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5 thoughts on “Self-Deprecating Sunday (2)”
In hindsight, I probably should’ve said something to you. My bad.
Did I take that thing to work, too? Probably so…oh, Stovall…good times.
I doubt your Mickey Mouse purse and tube socks were any worse than those bubble suits worn by the popular girls. Do you remember those? One piece jumpsuits that looked like something a clown would wear. And the hairbows!
You look beautiful in this picture! Look at your beautiful smile! 🙂
Thanks Delaina, that’s so nice. Bubble suits–wow–I had forgotten! P.S. That’s not what comes when you Google “bubble suit.” But kind of hilarious!