Throwback Thursdays

image of me at 10 years old, with braided pigtails and oversized glasses, wearing a purple one-piece bathing suit featuring a cheetah across the midsection, posing in a 'bubble bath' next to Ernie at Sesame Place

With my good friend Ernie at Sesame Place in Pennsylvania, summer of 1984. I loved that purple and cheetah bathing suit so much. [Content Note: Fat hatred] And I remember, even at the age of 10, that I nonetheless felt self-conscious wearing it because I was "so fat." For crying out loud.

I had so much fun at Sesame Place. That was a really fun trip!

[Please share your own throwback pix in comments. Just make sure the pix are just of you and/or you have consent to post from other living people in the pic. And please note that they don't have to be pictures from childhood, especially since childhood pix might be difficult for people who come from abusive backgrounds or have transitioned or lots of other reasons. It can be a picture from last week, if that's what works for you. And of course no one should feel obliged to share a picture at all! Only if it's fun!]

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