‘Plump’ by Jordana A. Green (Part Two)1 min read

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Illustration by Tiffany Rayrock

Trigger warning: eating-disorder behaviours – continued from Part One


When I was four, my parents had to install a fence in the kitchen to keep me contained from my temptations: the gooey chocolate chip cookies called for me from their glass container, perched on the top of the shelf.

“You can eat one more, can’t you?” the cookies would taunt. I didn’t need to be convinced. I always knew I could eat one more.

Someone told me that a cow has more than one stomach. I imagined having two billowy sacks living inside of me, able to reconstruct and constrain themselves to keep this engorgement of food locked up tight, like a secret.

I don’t remember this, but my mother tells me I flung myself into the fence, breaking it down to get my prize. Nothing could keep me from food. Food wanted me to find it. I could picture my titas laughing, their backs bent in half, slapping their knees wildly.

“It’s like she’s possessed! She came out of the womb hungry.”

Continued in Part Three

Jordana A. Green is a mixed race Filipino-Canadian artist and arts administrator. As part of the multidisciplinary group Sad Karaoke, she released the zine “Sad Karaoke Vol. 1,” featured in Tea Base x The Myseum of Toronto’s Quarantine Qapsule (QQ) digital archive. 

Tiffany Royrock is a Japanese-Canadian artist based in Vancouver, BC. Her work merges traditional Western art with a neon palette inspired by her Japanese youth. She’s always making something because if she stops there’ll be a worldwide catastrophe for the cast of LOST. That’s what she was told anyway.

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