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I Transformed My Body So I Could Take These Nudes But Weight Loss Wasn’t the Problem

A year of dieting, exercise, and mantras proved one tragic idea.

I called my best friend Anwar in November of 2020 to deliver the news and come up with a plan. He is a fitness expert, by any measure, but his most official credential is his body, near 40 and as chiseled as he’s…



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Andrew Ricketts

I’m a Caribbean and American writer from New York. My stories are about coming-of-age, learning how to relate, and family. It’s a living, breathing memoir.