Cover Photo: Photo courtesy of Tim Marshall/Unsplash
Up and Under: On Water, Fatherhood, and the Perils of Both

“The nurse sucked the last of his water world out of him. And then the cry, a goodbye to that wet planet.”

Jul 19, 2018
Cover Photo: Virago, Bobbs Merill Company, Virago. Cover images via Amazon
When Scandal Swallows a Book

Marjorie Hillis's 1930s self-help bestseller, which celebrated women's happiness, met a strange fate in England.

Jul 19, 2018
Cover Photo: Photo via Wikimedia Commons
Considering My Debt to Istanbul in the Wake of the Elections

“Today’s Turkey is a place where about half of the population is utterly dismayed by the state of affairs, while the other half couldn’t be more thrilled.”

Jul 18, 2018
Cover Photo: photo courtesy of the author
How We Create Personal Myths (and Why They Matter)

My parental separation was vastly less traumatic than what is happening to children at the border. But this narrative lives inside me.

Jul 18, 2018
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Are Blind People Denied Their Sexuality?

The contortions that people will undergo to desexualize me, a blind woman, can be overwhelming.

Jul 17, 2018
Cover Photo: J. Longo
We’re (Kind of) All in This Together: Watching the World Cup at the End of the World

It isn’t that we sought to separate the “real world” from the matches—just that, for a time, we had something else to think about.

Jul 17, 2018
Cover Photo: photo via wikimedia
What Internment Did to My Family
The court finally condemned Korematsu v. US, but the lessons of history are being overlooked by those claiming to have recognized them.
Cover Photo: The Woman in the Wall: Answering the Knock in the Middle of the Night by Katie Moulton
The Woman in the Wall: Answering the Knock in the Middle of the Night
A woman living alone has heard every story about the woman living alone. We constantly negotiate the knowledge of our vulnerability, both real and amplified by stories we’re told.
Jul 11, 2018
Cover Photo: photo via pixabay
The World Doesn’t Bend for Disabled Kids (or Disabled Parents)
My kids have been kicked out of many, many places for being different—just like I was.
Jul 10, 2018
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Girls in Love
Rosie is being followed. Her ex-boyfriend is having a hard time accepting the prefix.
Jul 13, 2018
Cover Photo: J R Yagel, the Weeki Wachee Springs Mermaid Show, late 1940s, via Ellen Jo Roberts on Flickr
Our Sleeping Lungs Opened to the Cold
What was it about us that disturbed the clients so thoroughly?
Jun 29, 2018
Cover Photo: Julie Falk/flickr
Buckle Up
When a seatbelt is held in the fist of one human, and swung at another human, there are a few possible outcomes.
Jun 22, 2018