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What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stranger

The Evil Stepmother November 19, 2014

Filed under: Starting Off Strange — meganorussell @ 10:00 am
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When I was little, I always wondered why my grandmother hated me. Anytime we had a family event, she barely acknowledged my presence. She never hugged or anything. My childlike assumption was that she must be evil. And I assumed, much like Disney villains, it was nothing about me personally. I just stood in the way of her world domination. (more…)

 

Pretty Pretty Princess October 19, 2013

Filed under: Starting Off Strange — meganorussell @ 10:00 am
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When I was growing up, my father always made my Halloween costumes. And he didn’t just stick pipe cleaners on a headband. I had hand sewn, beautiful costumes every year. At the end of the summer, my mother would take me to the fabric store and let me look through the patterns. I would decide what I wanted to be, and we would choose the fabric. My father would take all of my measurements and start building my costume. The week before Halloween, we would do a costume fitting to make sure I was perfect for the big day. (more…)