This post is going to be difficult to write.
My first essay of 2011 appears in Parents magazine ( issue now on newstands). The essay is titled "Here's looking at me." It is an essay about growing up feeling like the ugly duckling who never outgrew that phase. It is an essay about a childhood spent worrying about looking like the most hideous kid on the block. And it is about what helped me grow out of the phase.. finally.
It is really interesting that I joined FB a while ago and friends started posting old childhood photos. I cringed. But, I feel like I am at peace with myself now. (And no, this does not give you all a license to post horrid photos of me on FB.)
I hope you will read the story and leave a comment. It was a very, very personal and very difficult story to write.