The Struggle of “Eating Well” When You’re Poor
“Finding joy in food that comes from a bag or a box feels like a sin in a society that demonizes it.”
Marissa Higgins is a lesbian writer and editor based in Washington, DC. Her nonfiction has appeared in the Atlantic, the Washington Post, Guernica, Salon, and elsewhere. Her poetry has appeared in Apogee, Bone Bouquet, and Rogue Agent. Her first chapbook, SHOPGIRLS, is forthcoming with Headmistress Press.
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I pray my baby will love their body, or at least accept it, and carry it around the world, just as I have carried them too, with pride and joy.