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I can still see myself in my eighth grade English class. We are being asked to research a possible career. I pick lawyer because that seems like what is expected of me. But I have no interest in the law. I slump at my desk as the teacher drones on about the assignment, while I secretly compose poems about wanting to be invisible, wishing I could wear a brown paper bag over my head so no one will look at me.
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Gill, Michele, "It’s Time to Push for Schools to be Places of True Excitement for Our Kids" (2018). UCF Forum. 327.
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