Growing Up As A Girl Child In America: Part 4

The summer I rode the short bus and was in a special needs class

Amy Sterling Casil
Fourth Wave
Published in
9 min readMar 28, 2024

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Girl with flowered blouse pushing a young boy in wheelchair, he is about to throw a paper airplane.
Girl and disabled boy by Marina, licensed from Adobe Stock

After my grandfather Bampy died, I lost who I was.

My best friend ran away.

The regular school year ended and it was time for summer school.

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Amy Sterling Casil
Fourth Wave

Over 500 million views and 5 million published words, top writer in health and social media. Author of 50 books, former exec, Nebula nominee.