JULIE NOVAK

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I STARTED LIFE AS A FOOTBALL PRINCESS
AND NOT MUCH HAS CHANGED SINCE

“Football Princess” seemed a fitting moniker, except for the lace dresses which I literally tore off my body. Who was I kidding? I didn’t want to be a princess. I wanted to be a mechanic.

 

 

 

OCTOBER 29TH, 2003: THE DAY I TOOK BACK THE NIGHT
FROM A HOMOPHOBIC STREET HARASSER

Everything I had been holding back for years suddenly came bubbling up to the surface. All the years of silently putting up with the the heart-piercing, debasing verbal assaults from guys like this. I was done. Before I knew it I found myself across the street, face to face with the guy in the polo shirt...

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