Eighth Grade hit me in the feels more than I expected. That social anxiety I had as a thirteen year old came flooding back (that social anxiety I still have, actually.) All the while I was seeing myself in Kayla, I couldn't help but be so proud of Kayla; of her bravery, her kindness and her resilience growing up in the modern world of social media pressures I thankfully did not have to.
I thought it was fantastic. I was not expecting to cry quite that much though. Everyone should be kinder to themselves. You're cooler than you think you are. Yes me, even you.
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