Walking by the so-called Undesirables,
I averted my eyes.
This act was not because I thought myself superior
or did not wish to see them for the bliss of my ignorance —
I surveyed the dirt proceeding my feet
out of a mounting anxiety of potential misunderstanding.
I worried that…
You only need to eat while severely stressed one time to understand how stress eating can become a vicious cycle.
Well, assuming you’re not SO stressed you can’t manage the sensing process to observe your own tongue.
Because that happens too.
As for me, it was pretty clear when the…
When it starts
you know you’re undesirable.
More than feel it,
you know it.
You have always been taught,
this is a disgusting thing you do.
My existence is not defined by my blood
but it is confined to my body,
and my body bleeds without consent
providing a definition nonetheless…
Tara McGowan-Ross has a narrative voice I cannot resist. I felt immediately connected to her style, even before the Canadian familiarity took its roots. …