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I Thought I Was Fat

For as long as I can remember, my self-worth has been embroidered on a label sewn into the backs of my clothing. The higher the number, the lower my head. The scale tells the story […]

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Fat Tuesday

I don’t deserve my body / it may not be perfect but it works for me / and I can walk and I can see the sky—Lori McKenna, “The Deserving Song” I haven’t been in […]

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scale stories

My daughter weighed herself at 8:30 p.m. I tried to stop her; everyone knows it’s bad to weigh at night, and this night was even worse than most. She’d eaten dinner late because of soccer […]

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