I’ll Just Sit Here Quietly, She Said

She doesn’t want to bother anyone with her existence

Charlie Brown
The Virago
Published in
5 min readApr 19, 2024

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That’s what her parents tell her to do. Wait your turn. Be polite. Little girls don’t shout, they sit quietly.

So she sits quietly whilst her parents give her brothers more time than her. They get math club and after-school water polo, she gets dolls and an Easy Bake oven. She sits quietly…

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Charlie Brown
The Virago

Writer of opinions. Wine & food pro. Editor of Rooted, a Medium food & drink pub.. Niche-avoidant. Also at thesaucemag.substack.com