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September 19, 2017

She steps out of the shower, frigid.

           She stands in front of the fogged up mirror, slowly lifting a frail arm to wipe away the steam. She drops her towel, grabs her stomach and turns side to side, her hands touch protruding bone after bone, as finger meets rib with unsettling ease. Hot tears well up in her eyes. Her body is a skeleton, but all she sees is fat–a noun, an adjective, an identifier that keeps her hungry for a thinness that does not exist. She leans over the sink, nauseous from her morning ru...

May 26, 2017

Imagine that you arrive at a friend’s house. The two of you are about to leave for dinner. He or she is running late but opens the door and invites you inside. You walk around and make yourself at home. You have been here many times before and casually observe the professionally taken family photos, children’s trophies and vacation memorabilia, all outward signs of a happy life. As your friend is scrambling to finish getting ready, you decide to use the bathroom before leaving. While washing your hands, you have...

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