Walking through the world as a fat woman has its own challenges. But when you’re a fat woman who’s dating someone with a thin, more socially acceptable body — someone people don’t think you deserve — well, that’s something else.
Watch Rachel Wiley express some of the honest thoughts and anxieties that come with being loved by a skinny boy in this spoken word performance.
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Rachel Wiley is a native of Columbus, OH. She graduated from Capital University in 2006 with a degree in Theatre Studies. She is the 2011 Grand Slam champ for the Writing Wrongs Poetry Slam and a member of the Writing Wrongs NPS team that placed 4th in the 2011 National Poetry Slam. She released her first self published poetry chapbook The Ballad of SweetWhatser Name in October 2009 and her second, Misery Loves Backup Dancers in January 2011. She recorded and released her first CD All of the Spoons in My Kitchen in April 2011. Visit her Tumblr to get your copies, and follow her on Twitter @rachielouwho.