Spilling Over, a Fat Girl’s Story

But I was a fat girl. And the rules were different for me.

Yes, but…

Is she thin enough?

And I mothered her that way.

Unshame ourselves. Unshame each other.

We will not let them destroy us.

How can any human overflowing with such vast light, such beautiful shining joy and creativity and intelligence be expected to fit in?

Jenn & her daughter Lina, co-authors of the YA novel PI LUNA AND THE SHADOWBEAST OF THE FORSAKEN, represented by Curtis Brown Literary Agency

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Poet, novelist, momma, Chicana feminist, professor, wannabe singer of shower, overly avid Starbucks patron.

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Jennifer Givhan

Jennifer Givhan

Poet, novelist, momma, Chicana feminist, professor, wannabe singer of shower, overly avid Starbucks patron.

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