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Melissa Harris Perry: Shape Shifting

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 16: Melissa Harris-Perry attends the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards on March 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for GLAAD) | Larry Busacca via Getty Images

Who gains weight during maternity leave? I kept asking myself that question as the number on the bathroom scale crept up in the weeks after I brought home my newborn daughter, AJ. By her second month, she had gained seven pounds. I had packed on ten.

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