Circa 2009

I looked like a completely different person when I was a young girl. If I still looked the way I did when I was a baby, I would probably be treated way differently than I am now. I’m not entirely sure if that is a good thing.

As I grew up, I found myself growing into my face. My features fleshed out and I morphed into someone that didn’t resemble her baby pictures. For one, my huge red cheeks lightened and deflated, although some baby fat remains. My eyes grew bigger while the shape of my lids remained the same…

Erin Brady

Critic, journalist, life-experiencer (she/her)

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