From the November 2019 magazine.

Me—a Speaker?

Several girls I grew up with used to brag that they had the gift of gab. Not me. I used to whisper to myself the doubtful consolation, “I have the gift of silence.”

I did have some boyfriends—but not the football captains, the cheer leaders or even the slowest member of the track team. Never. They flocked around the fast-talking dolls.

-- D.C.

Los Angeles, California

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