Embrace Your Awkward

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My teenage awkward stage lasted a decade.

At age 10, I made my Mom make me a turquoise poncho, which I wore with a beret. I started dyeing my golden blond hair red with henna.

At 12, I was shopping with my Mom when I saw some fun, yellow fabric. I asked her to make a pair of wide-legged…



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Taru Anniina Liikanen

Taru Anniina Liikanen


Finnish by birth, porteña at heart. Recovering political ghostwriter and comedian. Bad jokes my own.