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Hello Beach Bodies!
Well, it's Pride Month! I hope you celebrated with Hayley Kiyoko. These weirdos are very proud of their faces:
1st: Vanessa, Heather, Carrie + Keely, Yvonne, Riese + Carol //2nd: Casey + A Person, Valerie, Jenna + Flapjack, Molly, Audrey + Wynn //3rd: Rachel + Momo, Carolyn, Laneia + Megan, Carmen, Sarah
The transition from A-Camp straight into Pride Month — which is also usually when we have our Senior Staff retreat — is always a wild one. The sun's out and we're hyped on community and everything feels so frantic and alive and sometimes that excitement comes wrapped up in panic... will this last? how do I keep this? will i ever get her/them/it/that back? what happens next? what can i control? what do i need to let go of? In a post-A-Camp instagram post, A-Camp staff member Gigler summed up so many of our post-camp feelings:
"#autostraddlecamp was so fucking surreal this year. Everything was different, but so much familiar. We've...
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