She gave a great talk at the Ms. Foundation gala last week that has been posted online. I read many passages aloud to Andy over breakfast. Some made me laugh; some made me cry. Here’s one:
“I got made fun of at school, I got made fun of at home too, my older brother hated me, my dad just didn’t understand me, and my mom, who had been a fat girl at my age herself, understood me perfectly … but she berated me because she was so afraid of what she knew was to come for me. So I never felt safe when I was at home. And my response was always to eat more, because nothing says, ‘You hurt my feelings. Fuck you!’ like eating a delicious cookie. Cookies never hurt me.”
Read the whole thing here and tell me what you think.