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'10 Honest Thoughts On Being Loved By A Skinny Boy' Breaks Down Every Bullsh*t Stereotype About 'Big Girls'

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"I say, 'I am fat.' He says, 'no, you're beautiful.' I wonder why I cannot be both."

That's how Rachel Wiley opened her slam poem, "10 Honest Thoughts On Being Loved By A Skinny Boy," at the 2013 National Poetry Slam.

In the poem, Wiley shares some poignant observations about her relationship with a thinner man, from wondering whether her boyfriend "notices the stares" they get when holding hands in public, to recognizing that "the cute hipster girl in the coffee shop assumes we're just friends."

One particularly powerful line? "The phrase, 'big girls need love too' can go die in a fire."

We couldn't agree more.

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