My first time: Allison Williams
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My first time: Allison Williams

Like her character Marnie Michaels on Girls, Allison Williams has had her fair share of awkward moments. In a recent podcast interview, she shared the story of her first period, and we’re all still squirming… in a totally loving, empathetic way.

 

“Between 7th and 8th grade, I went on a trip to France for a summer on an exchange thing. I got all the brochures, I begged my parents, I probably wrote an essay about why I should go on this trip, what it would mean to me. My parents were like, ‘this feels like we’re just putting money into a garbage disposal, but… we’ll see.’ And I loved French and I loved France and I wanted to see the country. And so I went with this group of kids and the flight we took was [an] overnight flight to France, which, of course, was my first experience, and it’s a bunch of 7th and 8th graders. And so, no one sleeps the whole flight; they’re just up talking, and it was a blast.

 

“So we land, and we get to the hostel, and I go to the bathroom, and I had shat myself. And I was like, ‘That’s so weird because I didn’t feel this happen. And I didn’t know, and usually you know [when you shit yourself].’” Finally, she decides, “Alright, we’ll chalk that one up to first day camp nerves, weird overnight flight, it’s all good.

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