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My Bodies

How masculinity concealed my eating disorder

I: The Fat Boy Body

TThe fat boy lives in the echo of laugh tracks. The fat boy, frequently freckled, speaks with the most idiotic of voices. He eats too much to be smart. His stomach jiggles. The red mark of a hand fades on his skin. The fat boy falls on his face. He sits in a chair and then splat: the chair collapses beneath him…



A new magazine from Roxane Gay offering some of the most interesting and thoughtful cultural criticism to be found on the Web. Our first quarterly is coming in June 2019. We value deep explorations, timelessness, and challenging conventional thinking without being cheap and lazy.

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Alex McElroy

Author of THE ATMOSPHERIANS, a NY Times Editors’ Choice | Writing in The Cut, GQ, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Esquire, & at | they/them