“Girl Math”

A brief reflection on being a girl

Story by Ella Banken

“Me, with the emphatic nametag on the right, and my lifelong friend Soroa on the left. This is us, at eight years old, presenting our science fair project on batteries. Two awesome girls, then and now.” // Photo courtesy of Ella Banken

Getting picked last for capture-the-flag among my 11 male cousins every time.

Not being allowed to help clean the gutters.

Being teased for drinking a “ladies’ beer”.

Receiving the recommendation to do “girl push-ups” during P.E. fitness testing in middle school.

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