One of my most vivid memories (for good reason, you’ll see) is of a cool fall morning in 2006. I was a seventh grader, going to school at West Side Junior High School in East Chicago, Indiana. I had recently moved in with my mom following a dispute with kids in my former school (a story for another time). She had custody of my two youngest siblings; one of which I would walk to the bus stop with every morning.

Before I can get into the meat of the story, or even the location of the bus stop, I have…

Jasmine Bejar

My spirit animal is a chameleon who likes attention. If it doesn’t make sense, you get me.

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