Interview With My Ex-Girlfriend: Laura

Welcome to Interviews With My Ex-Girlfriend, in which Autostraddle writers get back in touch with their ex-girlfriends to ask them Five Simple Questions:

How long did we date?
Why did we break up?
What did you learn from our relationship?
What do you miss most about me?
Would you invite me to your wedding (why/why not)?

 

I fell so hard for my first girlfriend. Like wait by my window, watch her as she walked to class, and wish I had the courage to talk to her kind of hard. It was 2000, and we were freshmen at Goucher College in Baltimore. Pretty much babies, little awkward babies. I pursued a friendship with her that involved poetry slams, arguments about the Yankees, and a lot of nervous phone calls that led me to hanging up when she called. This was not the way to start love. She started the love. She called out my giant crush and dared me to kiss her. So I did and then we dated for almost two years.

 

Two years of good love, of huge figh...

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Gabrielle Rivera is an awesomely queer Bronx bred, writer, spoken word artist and director. Her short stories and poems have been published in various anthologies such as the Lambda Award winning Portland Queer: Tales from the Rose City and The Best of Panic! En Vivo from the East Village. Her short film "Spanish Girls are Beautiful" follows a group of young Latina and Caucasian girls who like girls as they hook up, smoke up and try to figure sh*t out. She also freelances for Autostraddle.com while working in the film and television industry. Gabrielle is currently working on her first novel while bouncing around NYC performing spoken word and trying to stick it to the man.

gabby has written 102 articles for us.