The Price of Admission for Fat Bodies
Anyone who has lost and subsequently gained weight back can tell you that you will be treated differently in real, material ways. The difference is at once alluring and painful.
Molly M. Pearson (any pronoun), is a writer, educator, and organizer based in St. Louis, Missouri. Her work explores sex, identity, aging, illness, community, and the risks we take to survive and make life worth living. More of her writing can be found at TheBody, Out in STL, The New Territory Magazine, and elsewhere. She implores us all to listen to our elders. Instagram/Twitter: @MollyMPearson
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