Illustrated by: Chiska
Written by: Lariah
I went to my school. I was shy. I asked people if I could be their friend, but they said no. Then I asked one more person, and her name was Jayla, and she said yes. And then I wasn’t shy.
This story originally appeared in Facing Childhood and Adolescence in Iowa’s Cedar Valley, a publication of The Facing Project that was organized by the University of Northern Iowa in Waterloo, Iowa.