Cover Photo: Tim Mossholder via Unsplash
How the Immortal Jellyfish Helps Me Rewrite My Queer Childhood

I have no desire to live forever. But what I would give to return to adolescence and do it over, even once! To kiss who I wanted to kiss, not settling for her brother.

Sep 20, 2018
Cover Photo: Shing Yin Khor
The Love of Korean Cooking I Share With My White Mother

In her illness, Korean food was all my Polish-American mom from Jersey wanted to eat. It was all that she could bear.

Sep 19, 2018
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What Bird Watching Gave Me After My Miscarriage

It was satisfying to see those robins, sparrows, and starlings, because they were still with us. They had stayed.

Sep 19, 2018
Cover Photo: Photography courtesy of the author
My Grandfather Helps Me Find Myself, Even Though He's Gone
My family isn’t religious, but we have a saying that we do believe in my grandfather. And an essay he wrote about me reminds me to believe in myself.
Sep 18, 2018
Cover Photo: Why I Needed to See the Heart of Padre Pio by Nina St. Pierre
Why I Needed to See the Heart of Padre Pio
An obsession with a Catholic saint and his relics made me think about the pieces of myself I had offered up to others.
Sep 13, 2018
Cover Photo: Wendy Xu
The Place We Once Called Home: A Comic
How do you mourn someone who is still alive, who might as well be a stranger now?
Sep 12, 2018
Cover Photo: The Dead and Other Unchosen Things by Andra Nicolescu
The Dead and Other Unchosen Things
We only used this table for special occasions, for Christmas and New Year’s and birthdays. And for the dead.
Sep 14, 2018
Cover Photo: Art by Isabelle Laureta for Catapult
Mae and Me
The two years after Daniel’s disappearance felt like a decade. My colleagues and students couldn’t decide whether to treat me like a widow or divorcée. Mae treated me like neither.
Sep 07, 2018
Cover Photo: Adobe Stock
Dusty Secrets and Sleights of Hand
She whispered his words, trying to rekindle the magical spell Hubert had placed over her mother that day. Ruth hated him for doing what she couldn’t. He left.
Aug 31, 2018