• Lauren Neal

    Long Distance

    notes on matthew shepard and the laramie project

    September 30, 2009
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    My personal best long jump, recorded during my freshman year of high school, was seventeen feet, six inches—enough to win a bid to the state championship. I loved running and jumping: moving because I was moving me. I eventually eschewed track for theatre; I was tired of skittering my then-skinny twig legs around the world […]