Cover Photo: Photo by Dennis Skley/flickr
The Men in My Office

“The office is a different place after the investigation. No one wants to look at me or speak to me.”

Feb 24, 2017
Cover Photo: Liz Rosema
Butch Stories: Hate Cactus

“I can be just as angry as they are.”

Feb 24, 2017
Cover Photo: detail of MARLENA cover
On Making Things Up: Some True Stories About Writing My Novel

“I want you to believe every single word I say, but don’t be fooled—I’m using lies to convince you.”

Feb 23, 2017
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A Soulful Novel and Me: On Zora Neale Hurston

“Their Eyes Were Watching God is a timeless novel that shows us the resilience of the human spirit.”

Feb 23, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Dance: On Ballet and Impossible Love

“I am here to learn the language, to learn how it feels in the body to dance.”

Feb 22, 2017
Cover Photo: photo via Kids Work Chicago Daycare/flickr
Watching White Kids

“It occurred to me that maybe they didn’t see me at all.”

Feb 22, 2017
Cover Photo: A poem written on one of the barrack walls at Angel Island Immigration Station | Photo by Teow Lim Goh
On Borders and Citizens
“My US citizenship is a kind of bulwark. It is not a guarantee of protection.”
Feb 21, 2017
Cover Photo: Photo by Yann Gar/flickr
My Eyes Yearn for You: A Short History of Longing in NYC
“Fashion’s bright lights beckoned me toward New York.”
Feb 14, 2017
Cover Photo: Photo by Chuck Grimmett/Flickr
Why I Burned the Forest
Destruction and regeneration on Florida’s Forgotten Coast.
Feb 14, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
All the Ways He Won’t Die
“Someday he’ll meet a fate I didn’t think of, and that will be my fault, too.”
Feb 17, 2017
Cover Photo: Jen May
Someone Like Sue
“We called the paper to place an ad asking if anyone had lost a wallet, an earring, and a cash wad.”
Feb 09, 2017
Cover Photo: Jen May
Past the EconoLodge
“Don’t you get it? I don’t have to stay anywhere.”
Feb 02, 2017