40.6976° N, 74.2632° W
New Jersey, USA
For the majority of my life growing up, we weren’t able to afford to pay full price for clothes, especially when we were kids that were growing out of them so quickly. I didn’t have a wardrobe I would switch out every season like some of my friends did, and as a result, a lot of my clothes were purchased at thrift stores. Conforming in middle school felt crucial to me, and I would often wonder if people could tell that the brand name clothes I had on were bought second-hand.