Cover Photo: photo by Suzy Hazelwood/flickr
Threads: On Daughters, Mothers, Ex-girlfriends (and Sewing Boxes)

Inside his sewing box was an old girlfriend’s felt heart, stuck with pins. Throw it out, he says. I don’t.

Jul 21, 2017
Cover Photo: still from the music video for "What Do You Mean"
Justin Bieber Is My Lesbian Icon

It’s not about getting away with things. It’s about becoming more comfortable with myself.

Jul 20, 2017
Cover Photo: Cover art from the 2015 documentary "The Devil and Daniel Johnston"
True Love Will Find You: My Afternoon in Daniel Johnston’s Dining Room

Johnston’s instrumental arrangements and shrill vocal style satisfied a primitive urge in me.

Jul 19, 2017
Cover Photo: Haley ED Houseman
Mapping My Body with Sewing Patterns

“The clothing I produce may be simple, but it belongs to me and my body in a way nothing else can.”

Jul 19, 2017
Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
A Room of One’s Own: Sharing (Brain) Space with My Baby

“My former home office, with its glorious door separating it from our bedroom, is now our son’s domain.”

Jul 18, 2017
Cover Photo: image via Don Harrison/flickr
The Art of Doing Nothing: An Ode to Ferry Boats
Ferries are a salve against a society that prioritizes productivity above all else.
Jul 13, 2017
Cover Photo: Florin Draghici/flickr
This Hell Not Mine: On Moving from Nigeria to America
“This is where I’ve come, to the America of lights and dreams. And if I am better off I cannot tell.”
Jul 07, 2017
Cover Photo: image via Steve Rainwater/flickr
How My Students Have Given Me Hope Since the Election
“I generally try to keep politics out of the classroom, but this year it hasn’t been possible.”
Jul 05, 2017
Cover Photo: Liana Finck
Passing for Human #10: How It Happens
For me there is always the question, “Did I offend?”
Jul 17, 2017
Cover Photo: Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, and Jack Nicholson in 'The Shining' (1980)
‘The Shining,’ Domestic Violence, and the Architecture of Horror
“Horror isn’t in the gothic and ghostly, but in the people we’re taught to love. Horror is close to home.”
Jul 11, 2017
Cover Photo: image via Steve Jurvetson/Wikimedia Commons
On Anxiety, Writing, and Taking the Nature Cure
The nature or “West cure” was developed in the nineteenth century to treat men with anxiety. Women were sent to bed.
Jul 10, 2017
Cover Photo: Scene at the Statue of Liberty, from ending of 'Saboteur,' Alfred Hitchcock 1942.
Taco Night
“The thing I wonder about most is how did it happen, the thing that happened on Taco Night.”
Jul 14, 2017
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