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Excerpt From Unpacked

*Trigger warning the below goes in detail of my abortion story.* Two months later I sat in grade twelve English class and tried not to throw up. I couldn’t avoid the smell of unwashed hair and damp, wrinkled clothes that wafted from the boy in front of me. The day before I had run out of my homeroom class too late and had thrown up in the hallway. The day before that, two girls from school had heard me in the washroom. I had hoped they thought I was bulimic. Just smile, I told myself. Smiling repressed the gag reflex and my desire to scream and cry and slap my teacher for not allowing me to leave the room. I needed to wait three weeks before I could have the abortion. I told my mom. She crie

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