Monday Roundtable: Sign of the Times

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Nothing stays the same forever, and that includes our bods. This week we asked our team: When was the first time you noticed your body was aging!! What was that whole situation like!?!? How did you react or deal? From puberty to creaky knees and grey hairs, it's all in here.

Heather, Managing Editor
I love this question because I spent all of my childhood and teenage years and early 20s having exactly no plan for my life whatsoever because I didn't know you could be a woman who built a family with another woman; I never thought about the future because it was too bleak and horrifying to imagine myself with a husband. Honestly I think somewhere in the back of my mind I thought I'd just get hit by a truck or disappear into the ether or something in my mid-20s because I just absolutely could not see beyond that point. My entire future was shrouded in a Dementor cloud. Then I learned you can be a lesbian and not go to hell and fall in love with a woman...

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