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16 SONGS FROM WHEN YOU WERE 16

If the Music Can Be Trusted, Turning Sixteen in 1996 Was Anything but Sweet

For a grunge girl, angst is life

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While my gay best friend Mark was crooning along to Toni Braxton’s “Un-Break My Heart,” I was an alt-rock snob in 1996. I didn’t wannabe a Spice Girl and I had zero interest in becoming gorgeous, glam, or…

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Danielle Loewen

Danielle Loewen

she/her | reader | queer feminist | recovering academic | body lover | gamer | poet & fabulist

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