Briana Ricotta is currently a behavior therapist and is working towards her master. Brianna loves to make a difference through her poetry, and passion for mental health issues. Currently Brianna's work has been published on the Huffington Post, Psych Central, Tuck Magazine, The Scarlet Leaf Review, and Everyday Poems.
I am not thin.
Like Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen
Covered in cloth
So much that I can barely breath
Starving myself to the bones
I am not running down the runway on Rodarte’s
Like Reese's look alike - Ava Elizabeth Phillippe -
Looking like I only eat
Watercress and tomato juice
I am not turning myself into a Barbie
Giving girls fake and unrealistic
From unrealistic proportions
that would make a real person
I am not starving myself like the Carpenters lead singer
Who died of from lack of a proper caloric intake.
No, I am plus size to the fashion industry.
I am a size 8.
Just a beautiful size 8.