How an Octopus Helps Me Think About My Mother's Eating Disorder
On “the animal kingdom’s bravest and most vigilant mother.”
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I have no desire to live forever. But what I would give to return to adolescence and do it over, even once! To kiss who I wanted to kiss, not settling for her brother.
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“There’s definitely a ton of colored people here!” a white guy told me. “I mean, people of color. That’s what I said, right?”
He attempted to have sex with me, and I managed to stop him by saying I had a tampon in, my period blood a greater deterrence than my protest.
I might’ve said too much for a first visit, but Anshu’s warmth had a way of dissolving my worry. To my emotional overspilling, Anshu said she will take care of me from now on.