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Alyssa Pelish

Alyssa Pelish writes, edits, and teaches in New York. Her writing has appeared in The Paris Review online, Harper’s online, Slate, Science, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Smart Set, 3 Quarks Daily, Berfrois, and Denver Quarterly. This particular essay comes from her memoir about the strangeness of growing up as a girl, which she's just completed.

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You could sense our tongues at the corners of our mouths as our pencils paused over the small squares of paper before us.

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