The Cool Girl trap is real. I fell into it in a strip club when I was 25.
Cara Meverden

Even though this is a well written article, and the story quite hilarious at that, as a 23 year old I’m not quite understanding why you would force yourself to try and be someone you know your not, go into a situation you knew you would be uncomfortable in, and try and impress people you know would eventually read right through your performance??? Is it really that hard for PEOPLE, not only women, to be theirselves?? I understand you were trying to create good morale with the veterans of your company but the way I see it…..Bobbie didn’t sacrifice you, you did. And all that experience eventually taught you was you need to be yourself anyway! Lol