It’s that time again, and the members of teamTEENauthor were given the following dares:
1) Cover your face with peanut butter and take a picture. 2) Write your most embarrassing moment from your teen years Shakespearean style. 3) Post pictures and other links all about your celebrity teen heartthrob crush from middle school/high school. Your own Justin Beiber so to speak.
Well. I love peanut butter too much to waste it. (Also, ew.) And my poetry is almost as bad as my dancing. So that left me with number 3. The only problem was, of course I didn’t have any such thing as a celebrity crush when I was a teen.
If you don’t know what that is, don’t worry, I’m about to tell you. Even better, I’m about to show you.
I recently signed up with teamTEENauthor, which was founded by Julie Cross (the author of the fantastic book, Tempest) in order to connect authors for teens with their readers. Great idea, no? One of the requirements of membership is to undergo periodic public humiliation, just like my entire young adult life. It’s like Truth or Dare without the truth option.
For the first DARE DAY challenge, a panel of teens granted us the following choices:
1) Get 5 complete strangers to sign your arm with a pen or marker in a public place and have someone take pictures of a couple people signing and of the finished product
2) Create and perform 60 seconds of choreography to a Justin Beiber or One Direction song and upload a video of it. You will be allowed background dancers (limit of 2). Does NOT have to be in public. The internet will be public enough.
3) Memorize one complete verse and the chorus to Nicki Manaj’s Super Bass and make a video of you singing it. Does NOT have to be in a public place.
For various reasons, but mostly for time, I chose the second dare. I apologize in advance for what you’re about to see. I have very little dance skill, and I have a difficult time hearing rhythm. When you’re done witnessing my documented shame, visit the links below to see the other authors who are participating in this DARE DAY challenge.