Dear Diary,

It’s been a month since my body began to change, and I’m feeling more and more uncomfortable in my own skin. My breasts are growing, and sometimes they get in the way when I’m running or playing sports. I worry that my classmates will make fun of me, and I don’t want to be embarrassed.

I’ve talked to my friend Hayat about these changes, but we’re both going through them at the same time, and we don’t know what to do. We even tried asking our science teacher for advice, but he didn’t seem interested in helping us.

Feeling lost and unsure, we came up with a wild idea. After school, we decided to visit the clinic near our house and see if they could help us. When we arrived, we found a kind nurse at the reception who listened to our concerns and answered our questions.

I learned today that sometimes we have to be brave and seek out answers to our questions, even if it means going outside of our comfort zone. It’s not easy to navigate these changes on my own, but I’m grateful to have Hayat by my side and to know that there are resources available to us.

As I close this entry, I’m reminded that growth can be uncomfortable, but it’s a natural part of life, and I’ll get through it one step at a time.

Yours truly,