When I was 13, I let a boy violate me. I let him. Because I thought that was the only way he would love me. When I was fourteen, I let a...
This is Thirty-Nine with Amye Archer
This is 39. It's not so bad. Sure, I have varicose veins, twenty-five extra pounds, sagging breasts, and swollen feet. But I also have great kids, a career I love, and I have finally found my VOICE. Getting older isn't fun, I'm not going to lie. In fact, I will never lie. Not to you. This is 39.
About the Author: Amye Archer holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction. Her memoir, Fat Girl, Skinny was a runner up in the Red Hen Press Nonfiction Book Awards and a finalist in the Next Generation Indie Author Awards. She is the author of three poetry collections, BANGS, A Shotgun Life and No One Ever Looks Up. Her work has appeared in Brevity, Nailed Magazine, PMS: Poem Memoir Story, PANK, and various publications. She is the creator of The Fat Girl Blog. Amye lives with her husband, Tim, and their twin daughters.