The Solidarity of Fat Girls

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It is your luck to be the brother of three fat girls.

They have insisted on the moniker. “We are fat girls,” Elsie has told you. “If you don’t accept it, who will?”

“Don’t say that,” you have replied, hopelessly. “You’re beautiful,” and she has kissed your forehead wetly, like an aunt—she is thirteen years your senior; she relishes that word girls—and said, “Exactly.” […]

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