The Rebel History of Girls' Sleepovers

Lately, parents are banning sleepovers. Are these fears new?

Carlyn Beccia
History of Women
Published in
7 min readMar 11, 2024

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The Rebel History of Sleepovers
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A few years ago, my teenage daughter returned from a sleepover, announcing she would "never sleep again." Her friends had shared hyperbolic urban legends until the morning hours. For days, she was afraid someone would steal her kidney while she slept. I was wary of ever allowing her to attend a…

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Carlyn Beccia
History of Women

Author & illustrator. My latest books — 10 AT 10, MONSTROUS: THE LORE, GORE, & SCIENCE, and THEY LOST THEIR HEADS. Contact: CarlynBeccia.com