Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Special Education (Or, My year as a fourth grade fagtard)

I published my pain for you.


Squid and Jennyalice have collaborated on the Can I Sit With You project and books - and my pain was not exempt from their gain.
All proceeds from this brilliantly clever fundraising and awareness-raising project go to SEPTAR, their local special needs PTA.


Did you know what a french kiss was in fourth grade?

Did you know what a retard was?

Did you know if you were one of the weirdos?

Did you know that your whole peer community - your entire class and your classmates - could turn on you in one second for being kind to the wrong people?

I found out the hard way
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A Special Education

3 comments:

MaryP said...

That was beautifully written, Gwen. And oh, didn't I just wish I could go back and SMACK your teacher. What was she THINKING?

furiousBall said...

I loved that book, Jen sent me a copy and i read it with a tenacity unforeseen by mankind

Rachel Inbar said...

It doesn't surprise me that you were already an awesome person even as a kid.

What an experience.