ODE TO AWKWARD
Girls' Life magazine|August/September 2021
A group of us went to a lake. My crush was there and I wanted to impress him by being spontaneous, so when my BFF dared me to jump in first, I went for it. I felt something slimy and thought it was a snake, so I started screaming. Turns out it was just some algae.

– ANNA M.

I was at a dance competition and had to hit the ladies room before my performance. I was on the toilet when the door swung open. Turns out the lock didn’t work—and a line of girls was there staring at me. The worst part? I was wearing a leotard pulled down to my ankles.

—MEGHAN G.

I had to send in a photo for one of my classes, but I totally forgot the deadline, so my mom took one at the last minute. My hair was all messy and I was making an awkward face. Little did I know that my photo was going to go on my student ID card for the rest of the year!

—BELLA R.

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