Never Fit In
I was always the outcast in school. Since I was 9, I went to a different school every year. So I was always the new kid. Once, I was the only black kid in a predominantly Jewish school; another time, I was one of two black students (the only girl) in a high school. I was always too shy, too fat, or too quiet to fit with most of the cliques. I was too clumsy for the sports crowd and too poorly dressed for the preppy crowd. So, I made friends with other outcasts. In my last two years of high school, girls didn't like me, because I hung out and got along better with the boys. I was finally popular, because I was dating a guy on the football and wrestling teams, and he was popular. No one knew me again, once he dumped me.