My Big Fat Miserable Childhood


My Big Fat Miserable Childhood

Illustration: Akshita Monga


f you’ve been a fat kid like me, you’ve probably been coerced by your dad, to shop at Peter England in spite of your protests that it’s not where kids shop. But he still drags you along because he knows, even if you don’t, that you’ve outgrown kid stores a while back.

Once in there, you see something cool – a “NO FEAR” tee and a pair of ripped jeans. You gesture lightly. Dad checks the labels to make sure he’ll still have money to pay for your college.