Tell me again that my mouth
is as sweet as a cherry pie
as red and swollen under my lips
Tell me how your hands ache
with craving to touch me,
like starving beasts, yowling for dinner
I wanted to be a feast for you:
some people consider me too corpulent
but to you, I was never enough
"Women who are fat are said to have ‘let themselves go.’ The very phrase connotes a loosening of restraints. Women in our society are bound. In generations past, the constriction was accomplished by corsets and girdles…. Women today are bound by fears, by oppression, and by stereotypes that depict large women as ungainly, unfeminine, and unworthy of appreciation…. Above all, women must control themselves, must be careful, for to relax might lead to the worst possible consequence: being fat."
“Letting Ourselves Go: Making Room for the Fat Body in Feminist Scholarship,” by Cecilia Hartley (via loniemc
"Do not resist events that move you out of your comfort zone, especially when your comfort zone was not all that comfortable."
"Loving me will not be easy. Some days I will be a stuttering apology and you won’t know how to handle all the things I’ve done wrong."
"I had a dream the other night that you and I were on a train. We were on this train and you were holding my hand. That’s the whole dream. You were holding my hand and I felt you holding my hand. I woke up and I couldn’t believe it wasn’t real. I’m sick in love with you, Pamela. It’s like a condition. It’s like polio. I feel like I’m gonna die if I can’t be with you. And I can’t be with you. So I’m gonna die! And I don’t care. Because I was brought into existence to know you…and that’s enough. The idea that you would want me back it’s, like, greedy."
"If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be."
"I shiver, thinking how easy it is to be totally wrong about people, to see one tiny part of them and confuse it for the whole."