Things I’ve Never Asked My Parents About My Childhood, Coming Out and Their Hopes for My Future

Welcome to Things I’ve Never Asked! In this A+ series, we ask people we’re close to questions we genuinely don’t know the answers to! Here, Shelli Nicole interviews her parents about her childhood, coming out, about their meeting her girlfriend someday, middle school, and more. Fair warning: she and her parents have a dark sense of humor!

Editor's Note: This interview contains mentions of self-harm.

Shelli Nicole: Can you guys hear?

Mama: Yes.

Shelli Nicole: Okay. Oh my god, this is a terrible idea. This is so whack already.

Mama: Go ahead, dear.

Shelli Nicole: Mom, your hair look cute.

Daddy: Want me to take it off? (Laughs)

Shelli Nicole: Dad, stop! Y'all’s internet connection is iffy.

Daddy: I know it. I ca...

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Shelli Nicole

Shelli Nicole is a Detroit-raised, Chicago-based writer. Her work has appeared in Bustle, HelloGiggles & Marie Claire. She is terrified of mermaids and teenagers equally.

Shelli has written 260 articles for us.