Not That Kind of Girl - Section II: Body Summary & Analysis

Lena Dunham
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As a young girl, she had a fear of becoming anorexic. She had read articles and seen photos of emaciated girls. She imagined looking in a mirror at your 80 pound frame thinking you were fat. Lena was born fat – eleven pounds with three chins. She didn’t crawl; she rolled. The fat was gone by the time she went to kindergarten. She was a confident eight-year old on a beach in Mexico wearing a bikini. She gained weight after eighth grade when she started her period. A senior in high school told her she looked like a bowling ball with a hat. Her mother said it was hormonal. She became a vegan that ultimately morphed into an eating disorder. She savored “Cathy” comics that her grandmother clipped and sent to her.

By the time she was in high school, she stopped reading...

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