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Accepting Food Stamps Doesn’t Make Me a Mooch

The myth of the impoverished mooch distracts and divides us, all to protect the rich and under-taxed

Photo: Chaloemphon Wanitcharoentham/EyeEm/Getty Images

TThe cashier tells me my total, and I hold my breath as I swipe my WIC card through the machine. It pays for a portion of my vegetables, a gallon of whole milk, and a dozen eggs. Next, I run my EBT card, which covers the…

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Stoney Faye

Stoney Faye

Mom, activist, writer, sex worker, photographer, entrepreneur, and raging feminist.

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