Jess, age 4Corvallis, Oregon (1995)
|"Greetings from Neverland"|
I insisted that my big sister - who was twice my size at the time - dress up as Tinkerbell, and my Dad as Captain Hook.
I think I knew I was different about this time, or a little bit earlier.
I always played dress-up as a girl in daycare, and I once 'gave birth' to puppies in playtime.
But I remember sitting under a tree my first day of kindergarten, watching all of the other kids playing. And I realized that my fabulous antics wouldn't be acceptable at real school.
I love this picture, and not much has changed about me. Everyone who knows me always comments about it, about how astonishing it is. And, how much of an attitude I had at such an early age.
Jess' first, famous-person same sex crush:Leonardo DiCaprio (on "Growing Pains")
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