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Posts Tagged: eating disorders

Let Our Rage Become a Storm: Kelly Grace Thomas’s Boat Burned

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In this collection, women are “vesseled,” carrying the burdens of our culture.

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In Protest of a Body that Refuses to End

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All I want is to feed myself like a person who wants to be fed.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #218: Rufi Thorpe

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“It doesn’t matter your gender or your sexual orientation; you can disorder your eating.”

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Bounty

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The pleasure comes from the bounty itself, the viewing of it, knowing that she doesn’t have to eat it but that she could.

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Smoke Screen

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I am an oracle who, while dispensing answers to all those who seek them, cannot predict my own future.

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A Lumpy, Misshapen Book: Talking with Elissa Washuta

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Elissa Washuta discusses her chapbook, STARVATION MODE.

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Fitting In

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Without men around to impress, I discovered my own taste—what desire meant beyond the desire to be desirable.

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Everybody Is Fine: Talking with Jasmine Guillory

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Jasmine Guillory discusses her debut novel, The Wedding Date, finding success, writing sex, and the revolutionary act of eating.

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Becoming Bodies

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[W]e wanted something different from each other’s bodies than what was actually there, which might be why our bodies sometimes came together.

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Thick and Thin

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Today is not the day I can eat like a normal person and not tomorrow either. But maybe the day after that or the next one after.

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Setting aside Time for Magic: Talking with Myriam Gurba

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Myriam Gurba discusses her new memoir, MEAN, her writing process, and why she has hope for patriarchy’s dissolution.

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Our Own Bodies: A Conversation with JoAnna Novak

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JoAnna Novak discusses her novel, I Must Have You, eating disorders, and writing characters that challenge our expectations of how women should behave.

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It’s All Finger-Pointing at the Moon: A Conversation with Carolyn Zaikowski

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Carolyn Zaikowski discusses her most recent book, In a Dream, I Dance by Myself, and I Collapse, the psychology of repetition, and honoring the power of language.

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Erasing the Girl: Why Don’t We Trust Women to Tell Their Stories of Disordered Eating?

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I didn’t want to criticize her, or demand explanations from her. I just wanted to hear her speak.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Are great bookstores just good capitalism? People are more concerned with being fat than with eating disorders, if we go by the number of books in each respective section at one blogger’s local bookstore. A Tennessee bookstore will include a restaurant inside of it.

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Voices on Addiction: Shame Is a Treble Hook

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Shame is a treble hook that tells me that 1) I not only fail but am a failure, that 2) I not only damage people but I am damaged, and that 3) I not only lie but I am a lie.

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Rumpus Original Fiction: Straw House

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“It’s not healthy, how you live. People aren’t meant to sleep all day. We need the sun. We’re meant to live in the sun.”

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Missing

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I long to learn from my darkest teachers, feel the stab of their spectacular rejection. Perhaps I feel most alive when I’m hurting.

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The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Jen Pastiloff

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I am good at making people feel safe.

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