This started out as a piece to read at Vouched Presents last month. For a minute I wasn’t sure if I wanted to find it a home outside of that little room at the Goat Farm, but then I was like, “HEY, go hard or go home, Maddux!” Because sometimes I give myself lil pep-talks like I’m my own roided-out high school wrestling coach. So here it is at Salon.

And now, a Girls GIF to confirm my self-awareness:

And while I’m GIF-ing anyway: