Cover Photo: Illustration by Alexandra Bowman for Catapult
We Can’t Be Good at Everything

He is forced into farcical attempts to catch her attention. Every other moment of his life has been arranged to this purpose, so why should his son’s birthday be any different?

Aug 16, 2019
Cover Photo: Photograph by Doniree Walker/Flickr
How I Found My Long-Lost Cousin, the Queer Role Model I Always Needed

I wish I’d known Molly years ago. I wish I had known her when I was twelve years old, wondering who in my life would still love me if they knew my secret.

Aug 15, 2019
Cover Photo: Photograph by Siora Photography/Unsplash
I Wanted to Get Married, But I Wasn’t Ready to Lose Myself

While Ruth’s words— “where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay”—made for a heart-stilling pseudomarital vow, I was not selfless enough to promise the same.

Aug 15, 2019
Cover Photo: Photograph by Andrew Neel/Unsplash; photo illustration by Matt Ortile
For a Freelancer in the Gig Economy, There’s More at Stake Than a Paycheck
Freelancers are turned into abstractions rather than people, recontextualizing the social relations of work in new ways.
Aug 14, 2019
Cover Photo: Scene from 'Killing Eve', AMC
Dangerous Desire: On ‘Killing Eve’ and Finding Space for Queerness in a Straight-Passing Relationship
I recognize myself in Eve’s character because I don’t think Villanelle is just a woman she’s attracted to. Villanelle represents Eve’s queerness in general.
Aug 07, 2019
Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
Family, Fate, and Fortune Tellers: Navigating Romantic Relationships When You Just Want a Baby
I didn’t know, anymore, how to date like a normal person—how to give a potential relationship the space to grow into the family I dreamt of.
Aug 06, 2019
Cover Photo: Photograph by Abraham Pisarek/Wikimedia Commons
How Fanny Mendelssohn’s “Hiob Cantata” Inspired Me to Become a Screenwriter
This film is an opportunity to help rescue Fanny Mendelssohn from near-obscurity; and to do the same for me.
Aug 06, 2019
Cover Photo: Photography by Tore Sætre/Wikimedia
For Black Women, Love Is a Dangerous Thing—“Bitter” Showed Me How to Do It Anyway
I imagine she wrote it for women like me. Women who wear their hearts on their sleeves but hold their hands over their mouths.
Aug 01, 2019
Cover Photo: Photograph via Wikimedia Commons
Love, Peace, and Taco Grease: How I Left My Abusive Husband and Found Guy Fieri
Guy Fieri allowed me to ask: who do I fear noise and brightness for? Who do I fear food for? And he gave me the answer: I fear it for myself.
Jul 29, 2019
Cover Photo: Illustration by Alexandra Bowman for Catapult
Where’s Jenny B. Gone?
She had a smile like yours. None of us knew her real name. Then again, none of us were asking.
Aug 09, 2019
Cover Photo: Illustration by Alexandra Bowman for Catapult
Saudade
We’d pull the curtains from their rods above the large living room window when we made love. This was when we were our own gods.
Cover Photo: Illustration by Lindsay Stripling for Catapult
The Color of the Year 2022
It’s blithe, seductive, yet innocent. The color of soulfulness, it has been chosen for its ability to give people hope.
Jul 26, 2019