When I was in sixth grade, I got a demonstrable case of acne. And back in the day, the prescribed treatment was to avoid chocolate and to apply an alcohol-based stringent to my face twice a day. Always the over-achiever, I applied at least four or five times a day resulting in a permanent tomato-hued face. I was teased relentlessly. I was teased quite cruelly. From 6th grade until 8th grade – this group of girls tormented me. If you have read my blog entry entitled Cheer, you have read about […]

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