Cover Photo: Detail from Lucas Cranach the Elder's "Samson and Delilah" (ca. 1528–30)/The Metropolitan Museum of Art
On Delilah and the Villains We Make of Women Who Seek Power

Succubus, siren, gold-digger, temptress: There are so many words for a woman with money in her hands.

Jan 14, 2020
Cover Photo: A textured illustration of two women facing one another in front of an open road and blue sky. One woman's face goes up in blue flames.
How My Fear of Loss Became a Fear of Fire

On some level, we all know: Everyone who is etched into our being will one day vanish.

Jan 13, 2020
Cover Photo: A sepia photo of a wood writing desk and empty chair in an empty room, sunlight streaming through the windows.
The Grammar of Time Travel

There is a comfort in believing that all our ancestors’ understandings of time and space, however met with destruction, live on.

Jan 13, 2020

Celebrating one year of Catapult Artists

Cover Photo: An image of the iconic Abbey Road album in which all the Beatles cross the street
“Here Comes the Sun” Was an Anthem of Hope, Now It’s a Reminder of Climate Change
Every day, as news reports about climate change become more threatening, I grow more nostalgic for the places and objects of my childhood that feel increasingly imperiled.
Jan 09, 2020
Cover Photo: A photo of a walkway leading to a colorful yellow, green, and red building, rainbow streamers hanging above the stone path. A monkey inspects the grass on the side.
Walking Paths to Self and Family in Darjeeling
In Darjeeling, the landscape and my familyscape seemed to be living, breathing beings, the paths like veins and the stories like the flow of blood.
Jan 09, 2020
Cover Photo: Illustration of two sisters' overlapping faces, one sister blond-haired and pale, the other with dark brown hair and olive skin
“Are You Really Sisters?”
The only means for talking about our mixed heritage was the ‘adorable’ contrast between ‘the girls,’ as we were called: one light, one dark; same parents, different skin.
Jan 08, 2020
Cover Photo: Three shot glasses full of clear alcohol against a black background,  a different slice of fruit diving into each, lighting the drink up with their neon glows—orange, red, blue—splashing brightly into the darkness.
You Do You
She updates the simple bio on her dating profile: “looking for nothing serious. I am really into knives. Really, really into knives, ask me about it.”
Jan 10, 2020
Cover Photo: An illustration of two intimate figures embracing in silhouette against a backdrop of stars and planets; celestial bodies
Venus Conjunct Saturn
Maybe it wasn’t that Angie wanted to break things off with Kate; she just didn’t know enough to decide if she wanted to keep going.
Jan 03, 2020
Cover Photo: A woman with dark hair is decorating a beautiful Christmas tree
The Christmas Story
This time of year, there are so many people pretending excitement when they feel none.
Dec 20, 2019