I thought looking good would mean freedom from anxiety and depression.
Fragments from the beginnings and ends of love.
Let’s give the super-gross aspects of human existence a big ol’ hug.
Eating while living with a restrictive eating disorder is me standing up for myself.
However I look, I’m just as I should be.
Facing off pressure from all sides.
Soaking in the world, and becoming ourselves all over again.
Do you have to have sex? And WHAT is a dental dam?
The first edition of a new column about our flesh-outfits.
It’s not as scary as it might seem, my zitty blossoms. Ew, “BLOSSOMS.”
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