In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
"I am a risk taker, a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl. It's the day to day things that are far more precarious and harder to convince myself to try. I don't want to ignore those boys I see throwing rocks at turtles. I'm not going to pretend to like ice cream, or for that matter, you. I'm not going to censor myself from saying those words you don't like. I'm going to stand up and scream, "shut up you goddamn mother . . ." I'm not going to sit here any longer. l'm going to grab your fist and catch it before it collides. I will silence your criticism and negativity before it shatters. And do you want to know why? Because I am a risk taker, a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl, and I, Mustang Sally, am going to take you for a ride."
Herrman, Megan E.
The Angle: Vol. 2002
, Article 21.
Available at: https://fisherpub.sjfc.edu/angle/vol2002/iss2/21