I Only Knew She Had a Problem When I Remembered Her Recipes From the 80s

A tall glass of strawberry milkshake.
Photo by Sebastian Coman Photography on Unsplash

I was born in 1976 which means that my entire life has been lived in the cradle of Diet Culture. All of the women around me were dieting. This is not hyperbole, but a fact. It was a universal part of life in the 80s when we were too collectively naive to find anything wrong with all trying to…

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Jill Francis

Jill Francis

American immigrant in Italy with too many degrees in Psychology. I write about everything I’m afraid of. jillfranciswrites@gmail.com