Why Weird Girl Fiction Speaks to Something in All of us

Often borrowing tropes from the horror and supernatural, weird girl fiction doesn’t shy away from the ugly parts of womanhood. Iit hones in on them.


You used to weigh no more than a five-pound bag of Domino’s sugar—this your mother likes to tell you often, fondly, with nostalgia-stars in her eyes. Next to the baby picture is the middle school picture of you in your tennis team uniform. You, a just-hatched bird, were smiling; XS labels on all your clothes.

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