Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Crushes, Flings, and Exes: On Writing About the Men Who Don’t Stay

“Women writers throughout history not only accepted transience through amorous affairs, but delighted in them.”

Jun 22, 2017
Cover Photo: images via Roger Malch and Kristin Marie Enns-Kavanagh/flickr
How We Struggle to Grieve in Our Chinese Christian Family

“When the missionaries came with their Good News, they also declared that what we’d had before was bad.”

Jun 21, 2017
Cover Photo: Cigarettes and Turpentine: An Ode to My Artist-Mother by Madelaine Lucas
Cigarettes and Turpentine: An Ode to My Artist-Mother

“The women I admire most are artist-mothers, who are able to create with pleasure and abandon.”

Jun 21, 2017
Cover Photo: photo via Stephen Mitchell/flickr
Love in the Time of Measles

“In the emergency room, my instincts exploded from protective to full-blown primal. And it felt like love.”

Jun 20, 2017
Cover Photo: Hell on the Mediterranean: Two Nights in Turkey’s Most Luxurious Hotel  by Paul Osterlund
Hell on the Mediterranean: Two Nights in Turkey’s Most Luxurious Hotel

“Slathered with excess and sparing no luxury, a bleak, depressing vibe permeates the Mardan Palace hotel.”

Jun 20, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Division of Labor: When You Crave Order and Your Family Doesn’t

“My parents had a shared language I didn’t understand, messes I couldn’t always be there to tidy.”

Jun 19, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Self-Portrait as Smokey Bear
“Stripped free of technology and social contact, maybe I can finally reflect on the man I’d like to be.”
Jun 15, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Teaching in the Trump Era: How Do We Provide Support and Sanctuary to Our Students?
As an educator, I’m still discerning what it means to try and protect my students while empowering them.
Jun 08, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
On Political Change, Climate Change, and the Choice to Not Have Children
My partner and I were trying to have a baby despite our climate fears. Then Trump was elected.
Jun 05, 2017
Cover Photo: From Pen & Teller's official website
Magic’s Three Acts, Penn & Teller’s Three Tricks
Magic deserves to be regarded as a high art, right alongside poetry, right alongside theatre.
Jun 14, 2017
Cover Photo: Liana Finck
Passing for Human #9: Deacon’s Closet
“Ma’am, there is no need to yell.”
Jun 12, 2017
Cover Photo: Still from the HBO series The Leftovers
Strange Grief: On The Leftovers and Departure
“The undefined, complicated, unresolved trauma makes us messy—how do we tell our story without an ending?”
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Museum For Women Who Did Not Appear
“There is a difference between a choice and a wish. We were never asked what we wished for.”
Jun 02, 2017
Cover Photo: photo by Quinn Dombrowski/flickr
Punishment
“Buy milk. Pay bills. Sever arm. Water fern.”
May 19, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Never Quiet Again
“It’s not that we don’t remember what it was like before the sound. If you asked us, we could tell you.”
May 12, 2017