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It’s Okay if You’re Fat

Really, it is

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Growing up chubby in the 1970s and 1980s was tough. Nearly everyone was skinny. I don’t mean people “weren’t as fat” back then. I mean people were skinny. So if, like me, you were carrying around an extra ten or twenty pounds, it was noticeable, and people would let you know they noticed. As a girl, and a teenager, it was mortifying every time someone pointed out my extra weight. It made me hate…

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Amber Fraley

Amber Fraley

Blogging about mental illness, narcissistic abuse & survival, feminism, politics. Essayist, journalist, novelist, wife, mom, Kansan, repro rights activist.

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