The Weight of Poverty by Caitlin Moran

“There is one, massive difference between being rich and being poor, and it is this: when you are poor, you feel heavy. The heaviness comes from the sclerosis of being broke. Because when you are poor, nothing ever changes. Every idea you have for moving things on is quashed through lack of money. You dream of a house with sky-blue walls; wearing a coat with red buttons; going out on Saturday and walking by a river. Instead, you see the same crack in the same wall, push-start the same car down the same hill, and nothing changes except for the […]

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