Self-Deprecating Sunday (6)

In which the YA author showcases her teenage years in all their awkward glory. If you thought I brought something special to the Eighties, this photo treats of what I brought to the Nineties.

This was my freshman year of college, I think. I’d cut my long hair, dyed it black, found a poet’s blouse, and was clearly on my way to leading the Goth movement, but still couldn’t part with my bizarro Mickey Mouse obsession. *shakes head* Believe it or not, I got dates. Clearly, this proves that confidence trumps fashion sense in the world of dating.

With me in this photo is my sister.  She clearly had more refined style, her choker (hey, it was 1994)  looks pretty and subdued, and if she had her straw hat on, she’d be quite the southern belle. (We were in college together in Tennessee. Perhaps this makes her outfit more acceptable?) Does this kind of remind anyone besides me of The Country Mouse And The City Mouse? And still people would ask if we were twins. What do you all think; do we look alike?

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!

7 thoughts on “Self-Deprecating Sunday (6)

  1. You don’t look alike at all! lol
    Do you remember those stretchy pants in the 90’s??? The ones with the straps on the bottom for your foot?? Those were so annoying! I HATED THOSE! >:|
    Kudos for poet shirt and goth phase. :]

  2. You still don’t look bad! You should see some of the pics my sister ha been posting of me from the early days. Yikes! What was I thinking!

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