Human Parts
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Human Parts

Mind Games

Don’t Torch the Skin You’re In

After a lifetime of battling my body, I’m waving the white flag

My first memory of food is my mother trying to pry the tines of a fork into my mouth. Her pleas were quiet and urgent, and it was a rare thing to see my mother cry. She was impenetrable, violent, and beautiful. Tears are the dominion of children, but it was as if…

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