Vera Mendum-Purdy

This I Believe: I Believe In Oversized Jackets

Mar 2, 2017
Essayist Vera Mendum-Purdy
Emily Reddy / WPSU

I believe in oversized jackets. Not the kind that you get for your birthday from the distant aunt you met once. But the jackets you steal from your dad, brother, maybe even your best friend. The feeling of wearing something a person you care about wore is comforting. It’s like a shield you carry everywhere you go.