“Baby Weight started out as a story about eating and about the way disorders can hide themselves under other names. It turned into something all its own, but the thoughts that gave birth to it are still in there”
by Sarah Benkin
narrated by Eve
7:00am – Glass of room temperature lemon water with cayenne pepper
8:00am – Steamed, purred carrot, half. Eaten at desk
10:00am – 1/2 cup coconut milk. No added sugar. Four bites porridge.
I watch the women from the phone bank while they eat. One is nibbling on a small, grey puck of a breakfast sandwich. The kind that you buy, store, microwave and eat out of a white paper wrapper. I can’t look away. I watch while she’s pushing bite after bite of the thing through her greasy, lipsticked mouth.