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By Stephanie Covington Armstrong

Stephanie Covington Armstrong doesn't healthy the stereotype of a lady with an consuming sickness. She grew up terrible and hungry within the internal urban. Foster care, sexual abuse, and overwhelming lack of confidence outlined her early years. however the largest distinction is her race: Stephanie is black. In this relocating first-person narrative, Armstrong describes her fight as a black lady with a disease continuously portrayed as a white woman’s challenge. attempting to break out her selfhatred and her meals obsession via by no means slowing down, Stephanie turns into trapped in a downward spiral. ultimately, she will now not deny that she is going to die if she doesn’t get support, conquer her disgrace, and triumph over her dependancy to utilizing nutrition as a weapon opposed to herself. For additional information in regards to the publication and consuming issues, stopover at 

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My mother’s concern that I had clean clothes to wear never took into account middle-class issues of style or attractiveness. My body became a worn pallet of tastes and ideals that were not mine, and so I chose to define myself with words, first in the pages of books, then with my own. At age seven I began to transcribe my daydreams onto paper, telling a less painful version of the life I led. Writing allowed me to create the world as I longed to see it, not as the flawed and disappointed one I inherited.

But my grandmother was laughing. ” But I didn’t mind what they thought, because I had done the impossible—I had talked myself out of the harsh punishment I deserved. I had made my grandmother laugh instead. Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn The apartment we lived in the longest was on Patchen Avenue and Jefferson Street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. In 1970, before Spike Lee and gentrification deemed Bed-Stuy hip, it was home to people of all income levels, but particularly those struggling on life’s bottom rung.

Behind her back, we’d complain that we wished our mother was like the others who drank to loosen up on Friday nights instead of chain-smoking and reading herself to sleep. Or like the moms who stayed home and collected welfare checks and welcomed their children’s desires to flee outside. Or even the mothers who dated without fearing strange men around her children. We just wanted to be normal. My mother opened the door to a short, dark, average man incapable of leaping tall buildings or owning a private island.

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