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A Letter From the Fat Person on Your Flight

When another passenger humiliates a fat person, what do you do?

Photo by Suhyeon Choi on Unsplash

To the traveler in seat 7C,

I met your eyes for the first time in the Long Beach airport. Quarters were tight and flights were delayed. Passengers were irritated by closeness, strangers’ skin too near their own. Their faces twisted, then calcified with…

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