If my life had an FAQ page, these two questions would definitely make the list. From 7th grade to the first half of 9th grade, I attended an all-girls school. The reason was because it was one of the best school in my city and plus, I’ve already attended its elementary school so where else would I go?
My 12 year old self was nervous. Beyond the usual first day of school questions like “Am I going to make friends?”, one particular question that I had in mind was “Will there be any mean girls?”. Growing up, the representation of female relationships in the media, be it in movies I watch and books I read, are always complicated. Female friendships are often depicted as full of catfights and backstabbing going on which leads me to that question in the first place. So imagine how surprising it was for me when I realised that girls tearing each other down at every corner might be a fantasy.