On being fat.

from The Dodo

What do I get out of being fat? I must get something, otherwise I would work harder, sacrifice more.

Being fat, for me, is hard work. I do my best not to walk like a fat woman, I don’t rub my knees, at least not near my husband or parents. I smile when I want to howl and scream. And I take all the helpful, helpful, “Take care of your health!” hysterical care and stuff it deep inside. I take everyone’s kind advice, and stuff it deeper…

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Elena Tucker

Elena Tucker

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.