The Pink
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The Pink

My Third Grade Teacher Was a Feminist

And he was male.

Image of Yusuf Islam (formerly Cat Stevens) from Wikimedia

I perched myself eagerly on the aluminum seat in the school library. My blonde curls were in tight plaits, festooned with blue ribbons to match my school uniform. I didn’t always enjoy school photo day. This year was different. This year, my favorite teacher, Mr Mathews, would be in the photo. The photo would be a keepsake for the best school year of my life. His hair and…

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