‘When I Was Twelve’

(Short Story)

To mark World Sight Day 2020 and their ‘Glasses in Classes’ campaign, Clearly published ‘Through the Looking Glasses: Stories About Seeing Clearly’. Thirty-five amazing authors and illustrators from across the world (e.g. Quentin Blake, David Baddiel, Lauren Child, Cressida Cowell, Michael Morpurgo, Dermot O’Leary) have contributed to this collection of stories, illustrations, and memoirs about seeing clearly.

When I Was Twelve‘ is a short story, written by Jenny Kay Dupuis around a small moment in time about a day when she was 12 and how wearing glasses and experiencing a community event, a powwow was one of many experiences that contributed to her understanding of identity-building, culture, and community.

The story is included as part of Clearly World’s ‘Glasses in Classes’ campaign.

Download your free copy from throughthelookingglasses.world. See page 88 for Jenny Kay Dupuis’ short story, ‘When I Was Twelve‘.

Through the Looking Glasses Intro Page