An unedited photo of my bare, fat stomach, upon which my dog has rested his head.
My dog resting on my fat belly — for the story, see the caption on Instagram

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Or The Eating Disorder Relapse I Should’ve Seen Coming

16 min readAug 18, 2019

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I, along with two wonderful, kind, remarkable women, admin a Facebook group for people who have had bariatric surgery but who don’t want to actively diet anymore. Some members are actually pre-op, but most are post-op. This is something I began writing as a post to that group, but it became unreasonably long to be a Facebook post… and I

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Words are my superpower. She/Her. Queer. Pan. Wife, dog mom, MFA candidate in Creative Non-Fiction with a Narrative Medicine track. Unapologetically me.