beloved aiko, wow and wow and wow. i am so glad you wrote this because it's making me realize and remember all the ways i had normalized the ways i was fetishized, hypersexualized, stereotyped, and shamed during college in the 1980s. all the years i carried it and blamed myself and thought it was just me. your frankness helps me to see the system that upholds and compels the harm, and how i had bought into it myself, because i could not see an alternative. how long it has taken to reclaim my body, and i am still fighting. thank you for your strong, clear, scrappy voice. so much love to you.

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