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Not All Fat Black Boys Know How To Eat

Fat Black boys are failed by their doctors, failed by nutritionists, failed by a society that doesn’t see us as deserving of treatment and therapy. CW: mentions of eating disorders, medical discrimination, ob*sity, and more. I vividly remember multiple visits to my pediatrician that were centered solely around my eating. As with any parent, my...


Poem: When Tired Isn’t Enough

TW/CW: police brutality/murder, suicide and depression, violence  what do you do when “tired” isn’t enough? “i’m tired” isn’t an adequate response to what i’m feeling anymore. murder after murder. slain Black flesh after slain Black flesh. i’m too tired to lament, but also too tired to do anything else. we write, we organize, we cry,...


Leaning Into Insecurity and Ugliness As An Essential Politic

I want us to know Insecurity as intimately as we know the marginalized pieces of ourselves: as valid, as identities, and as political. insecure[ in-si-kyoor ] adjective subject to fears, doubts, etc.; not self-confident or assured:  not confident or certain; uneasy; anxious:  not secure; exposed or liable to risk, loss, or danger:  insecurity[ in-si-kyooredē ]...