Dare, age 4
Arcadia, California (1986)
Even at this young age, I was really into Depeche Mode, The Cure, Adam Ant, and of course Siouxsie Sioux.
I guess the story goes that my mom was running late for work, and so we didn't have time to clean me up.
So I actually went to preschool like this. My favorite part, is note my dog's choke chain I chose as a belt.
While my mom was frustrated, I remember she couldn't help but snap this photo.
And looking back, I did a pretty good job on the lips. So queer...
And punk rock realness.
I can't say I felt different here. But it wasn't long after, because I actually remember feeling different in kindergarten, which I guess was a year later.
I started chasing boys a little too much - and a little too long - at Light & Life Christian School! ;)
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