December 1989 Teen Life: Sobbing, Speculums & Saving The Planet

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Sassy‘s first and only double issue kicks off with a classic bummer: the story of teenager Billy Rosebud, whose murder cops only bothered to look into after his own family spent years doing most of the investigating for them. From there, things lighten up, as Karen tells us what to expect from a gynecologist appointment, Christina walks us through a truly cathartic crying fit, and Mary Kaye attempts to help us save the planet. (Whoops.) Plus: a fiction story about a dad’s hypocrisy (yes, we know, that’s all fiction for teen girls); a stark warning about extended-wear contacts; the truth about hickeys, and much much more!

Episode Rundown

It Is December 1989

Feature: What Happened To Billy Rosebud?

Feature: Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Going To The Gynecologist…And Then Some

Feature: Your Guide To The Perfect Crying Fit

Feature: 10 Ways You Can Save The Planet Right Now

Fiction: Waiting

Body Talk


It Happened To Dave

It Happened To Me: My Dad’s Adoring Students Didn’t Know He Was A Violent Alcoholic

Stuff You Wrote

Goodbye For Now

Tara Gets An A+

So Much Coffee

A Cold One

Episode Notes

Meredith Fish entry at
"Murdered Woman Was Forgotten Victim" at
"Individuals Can't Solve The Climate Crisis. Governments Need To Step Up" at
Help Save Planet Earth on
Gif: Homer Simpson dropping Grampa at the Nut House
Lori Klande's Church, Asbury United Methodist Church, on Facebook