The Witch in the Mirror: Living with OCD in Middle School

“Ooh! Ooh! Pick me! Ooh, I know it!”

I was a regular Hermione Granger in school. Always putting up my hand when the teacher asked a question. I wasn’t trying to show off — I was just that excited to know something. I loved learning and I felt good when I had knowledge. Ever the geek, I always sought more than school offered, reading voraciously and to the point of…

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