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In 2002, I was 19, and loved slam poetry, The Butchies and Manic Panic. I had one year of New York City under my belt and, after an adolescence in small town Pennsylvania, was thriving here. The city was like a queer wonderland: there was Eileen Myles in line at the post office! There was Meow Mix, the lesbian bar of Chasing Amy fame, where friends and I flocked every Thursday night without fail. I was the loud girl who threw the word “dyke” around liberally in my college classrooms, bought copies of On Our Backs at the feminist bookstore Bluestockings, and never missed a Le Tigre show. - Courtney Gillette

AfterEllen.com Huddle: Where we were in 2002?

In 2002, I was 19, and loved slam poetry, The Butchies and Manic Panic. I had one year of New York City under my belt and, after an adolescence in small town Pennsylvania, was thriving here. The city was like a queer wonderland: there was Eileen Myles in line at the post office! There was Meow Mix, the lesbian bar of Chasing Amy fame, where friends and I flocked every Thursday night without fail. I was the loud girl who threw the word “dyke” around liberally in my college classrooms, bought copies of On Our Backs at the feminist bookstore Bluestockings, and never missed a Le Tigre show. - Courtney Gillette

AfterEllen.com Huddle: Where we were in 2002?

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