Annameekee Hesik came out when she was fifteen and has since told her entire family, the pet store guy, the lady in line at the post office, and pretty much anyone else she comes in contact with. After surviving high school, she went to college for six years and changed her major five times. She is thrilled she finally decided to become a high school English teacher (with a background in Anthropology, American Sign Language, History, and Environmental Biology). And yes, she is out to her students, too. When she isn’t teaching lessons on writing, reading, and talking about why reading and writing are so important, she spends her time in Santa Cruz, CA, walking her dogs, riding bikes with her wife, slurping down mocha shakes, and writing books that she hopes will help lesbian and questioning teens feel like they are not the only girl loving girls in the world.
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