Pitching a Tent, If Ya Catch My Drift: How "But I'm a Cheerleader" Taught me Queerness

As a child and (more embarrassingly) as a teenager, I harbored a plethora of haphazardly constructed plans and lavish fantasies that consumed most of my working faculties and stunted my development almost irreparably. This fantastical trend really kicked off when I decided that, after watching immunology and animated classic Balto (1995), that I was going to be a successful human-husky hybrid and have countless adventures that inevitably always involved delivering rare medica