Today I Ate Breakfast

TW/CW: flashback of verbal and emotional abuse regarding food issues Today I ate breakfast. I don’t know how to do this. It’s been too long. I don’t want to eat in the morning. I hear your voice. “Chubs.” Followed by laughter. No one ever stands up to you. They let you hurt me. Sometimes they…

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Children, Come Home

Tonight you will come back to me. Two weeks older, slightly taller. I’m waiting for you. Our home is ready. I have all the food you like, in the fridge. Oops, I forgot Lucky Charms. I’m sorry. I’m still forgetful and imperfect. But home is ready for you. Safe for you to nest and rest.…

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Dear Sesame Street

1978 Dear Sesame Street, I am 3. I am autistic. When I grow up, I will be an autistic adult. I wonder what you think of me. Do you like me just the way I am? People trust you, Sesame Street. Can I trust you? Your friend, Ingrid [Image: Young girl of preschool age with…

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