The act of getting smaller while growing up as a girl

On the experience of growing up as a girl, when the body begins to change. I relate to this so much. Will be writing a short piece about this, and am interested in hearing similar or different experiences. Any women who relate to this? Your thoughts? How did you feel when your body started to change, and how did your close environment react to these changes?
“Once, she would have gone barefoot and careless, unnoticed by the few people she passed in the fields. For the first time that summer, she found herself drawing her arms across her chest and hunching her shoulders, keeping her eyes to the ground.” Sarah Day, Mussolini’s Island.

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