Cover Photo: Photograph by Tyler Raye
This Native Jewelry Designer Combats Stereotypes Through Art

“People really want to fit Native people into a box, in this safe stereotype space. I defy every single stereotype anyone has ever held about Native people. I enjoy breaking those stereotypes, completely smashing them.”

Mar 21, 2019
Cover Photo: Illustration by Ellen Weinstein for Catapult
As a Nurse and Writer, I Work Toward a Culture of Care

Despite how fruitless both nursing and writing can feel, I choose to engage with both.

Mar 21, 2019
Cover Photo: Photograph by George Peters/iStock
To See or Not to See
I just wanted to believe my eyes were magic, that only I could see things that existed below the surface.
Cover Photo: Photograph by Pablo Heimplatz/Unsplash
The Weight of Words: Self-Acceptance Doesn’t Have to Be a Solo Journey
I don’t want my self-worth to hinge on a relationship. But vulnerability is a practice, and for me, it has been a valuable one.
Mar 14, 2019
Cover Photo: Photograph via Rawpixel; photo illustration by Matt Ortile
When Someone Loses A Bunch of Weight, Maybe Don’t Lead with “How’d You Do It?”
Weight loss is not a life change that just happens with a snap of one’s fingers. There’s more to it than that, even when people say it’s just about “putting in the work.”
Mar 07, 2019
Cover Photo: Photographs by NASA and Navid Golpour | Photo illustration by Matt Ortile
How Did I Get to Thirty-Five Without Really Understanding My Reproductive System?
I wanted to know more about my fertility because I thought it might help me prepare for a someday I wasn’t willing to give up on.
Mar 18, 2019
Cover Photo: Photograph by Erik Witsoe/Unsplash
The Utopian Colony Around Tennessee’s Oldest Library
The New York Times, Harper’s Weekly and The Spectator sent stringers to cover the experiment. The writer from Harper’s was so impressed, he speculated “that the coming year would witness a grand exodus of the middle classes of England.”
Mar 13, 2019
Cover Photo: Illustration by Levi Hastings for Catapult/Screen Australia
Acknowledging Tragedy While Finding Love and Joy in AIDS Films
I gravitate towards AIDS stories because, behind their righteous anger and torturous despair, they lay out visions of couples and communities.
Mar 12, 2019
Cover Photo: Photo courtesy of Mishal Ibrahim/Unsplah
If You Don’t Mind the Drowning
There are times you have legs. Mostly, you do not. You smile with teeth grown sharp from gnawing at chains that refuse to release.
Mar 15, 2019
Cover Photo: Illustration by Ellen Weinstein for Catapult
Cactus City
Floating on her back, she imagines what’ll happen if she starts bleeding right then and there.
Mar 08, 2019
Cover Photo: Illustration by Ellen Weinstein for Catapult
Sky Held Up by a Thousand Minarets
On this train ride back to his beginnings, Shettima’s mind overtook the train to another river in his memory, a river long and meandering as his days.
Mar 01, 2019