So, I asked you guys on Twitter which essay to clip out next from #OHNEVERMIND because it’s SUPER HARD to gauge which ones are good if you’re sitting inside my head and my head is where all of it came from in the first place. ANYWAY, the bulimia one was super popular so here it is on Jezebel.
You know what my FAVORITE thing about this is? The illo. I’ve been writing personal essays for a long time and it’s been a WHILE since the person in the artwork even REMOTELY looked like me. Sometimes I’m white in the stock photo!
"After seven hours of watching people as Daniel Arnold does, you see the posed photo for how empty and artless it is—the same arranged duck face or the unnatural tilt of the head that lengthens the neck. The unposed face is a sight for sore eyes."
Shadowed Daniel Arnold for a day in New York. Shit was tight.
“I find there’s many, many types of racism. So you have shit like genteel racism, which is this very complicated sort of silk glove sly racism like, “So, I love your skin. You’ve got chinadoll skin,” and it’s coming from some leatherface white woman who’s genetically not as blessed as anyone with, you know, more rigorous melanin. They suffer a little bit in the face especially in the sun. So they have no qualms about touching me.”