Deep Thoughts: How at age fourteen I experienced a valuable epiphany about human sexuality

ThaliaBrandon.com knows that people hating you most often has nothing to do with you - it's them. Not you. So don't waste time worrying about other's opinions. At twelve years old I was in seventh grade. Yes, I was a year ahead in school. Anyhow…

Picture this:

Me and my female tweeny friends sitting around on the quad for “lunch”, which at that time consisted of a can of Barq’s Root Beer and a small bag of crunchy Cheetos – because I did eat that unhealthily at that age, but I digress…

So picture this group of tween/teen girls sitting in a circle in the shade, all of us relatively grunged out in flannel shirts and holey jeans because this was the 90’s.

The topic of discussion on this particular day was suggested by the nominal leader of our pack, Hannah. Her question was, “What type of man do you want to marry when you grow up?” and we went around the circle in no particular order giving our answers, and the rest of the group generally ridiculing each and every answer because no two girls answered the same and tearing each other down was what the group did. Continue reading

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Deep Thoughts Q&A: “Is there such a thing as preaching too much?”

Deep thoughts on ThaliaBrandon.comThis one is short and very much to the point. And in my answer, I have tried to express the point without naming any person or group to ensure that I carry my point without simultaneously demonizing or casting blame, because I really think that most any person can read my answer and instantly understand my meaning, and with reflection, think of at least one person or group who my answer pertains to in their own opinion. So I don’t need to blame specific individuals or groups here. The short answer is sufficient in and of itself. Continue reading