Self-Deprecating Sunday (3)

Welcome back to the third edition of Self-Deprecating Sunday, where young adult authors come to celebrate their young adulthood. Today I showcase my eighth grade year when I was cheerleader. You gotta appreciate the socks and shoes coordination. I’d bet my fingernails were painted orange and blue, too. Wait…is that the school fight song coming back to me?  I think it is…

Guion jaguars, Guion jaguars
Win for orange and blue
Go fight, you Guion jaguars!
Weeeeeeeeeeee’re for yoooouuuuuu.

cheer 4

Published by jody sparks

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!

3 thoughts on “Self-Deprecating Sunday (3)

  1. Good god you remember the words?? and you say I harbor all the memories of our childhood 🙂 Personally, I love remembering that macrame beast on the wall. I wonder when it finally passed?

    1. That macrame beast is in my garage! Remember the ceramic butterfly that was on it? My kids recycled it: put a fuzzy pink string through it, called it a necklace, and gave it to me on Mother’s day! Did you notice Gidget in the corner of that photo? P.S. I’m looking for photos of you, but I didn’t end up with many over the years (of anyone.)

  2. Jody, I remember those sweatshirts!!!! Oh, my goodness! Didn’t we get in trouble for having our names on the back of them? Go Jaguars! haha! You are finding lots of memories. Thanks for sharing.

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